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Excellence in Damage Prevention

Miss Utility Awards

Locator Achievement Awards

Since 2003, the Locator Achievement Awards has given organizations the opportunity to recognize the best partners in damage prevention: locating technicians. We all work with dedicated locating technicians who strive to improve the damage prevention process. This is your chance to give these professionals the recognition they deserve.

The Process

Nomination

The deadline to nominate locate technicians for the 18th Annual Locator Achievement Awards has passed. The nomination form for the 19th Annual Locator Achievement Awards will be available in early February 2022. Nominations are submitted by locating technicians’ managers using an online nomination form that is emailed to locating organizations via their call center district database email address. The link to the nomination form can also be requested by emailing locator.awards@gmail.com. Depending on the region as outlined below, 2-3 eligible locators can be submitted each year by locating using the nomination form.

The nine regions are:

  • Region #1: Harford & Cecil County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #2: Washington, D.C. (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #3: Montgomery County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #4: Baltimore City & Baltimore County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #5: Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #6: Allegany, Garrett & Washington County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #7: Anne Arundel County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #8: Prince George’s County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #9: Howard, Carroll & Frederick County (max. 3 nominees)
The Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility period is the full year (January 1st to December 31st) prior to nomination. In order to be eligible for a Miss Utility Locator Achievement Award applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Submitted individuals must have performed facility/utility location services as his/her FULL-TIME job in at least one of the above regions during the eligibility period AND must have responded to at least 1,500 locate requests during that time.
  • Submitted individuals must have been employed by the nominating organization for at least 12 months at the time the form is submitted.
  • Locator must understand and abide by Maryland Code Title 12 “Underground Facilities” and/or Washington D.C. Code Title 34 Public Utilities.
  • Locator must have ZERO at-fault damages, ZERO safety violations and pass quality audits (if applicable) within his/her respective organization for the eligibility period.
  • Locator must establish proactive working relationships in damage prevention.
  • No more than two (2) or three (3) locating technicians per region may be submitted, as outlined by the regions above.
  • You can only nominate your own company employee(s) (i.e. none of your subcontractors or contract locators).
18th Annual

Locator Achievement Awards

Miss Utility and the Board of Directors are recognizing these outstanding locators who have excelled in their field as damage prevention specialists.

For the past 18 years, the Locator Achievement Awards have recognized locators who maintain faultless safety and damage prevention practices throughout each calendar year. The eligibility criteria for the 2020 Locator Achievement Awards were:

  • Submitted individuals must have performed facility/utility location services as his/her full-time job in Western Shore Maryland or Washington, D.C., from 1/1/2020-12/31/2020 AND must have responded to at least 1,500 locate requests during that time.
  • Submitted individuals must have been employed by the nominating organization for at least 12 months at the time the nomination was submitted.
  • Locator must have had ZERO at-fault damages, ZERO safety violations and passed quality audits (if applicable) within his/her respective organization between 1/1/2020-12/31/2020.
  • Locator must understand and abide by Maryland Code Title 12 “Underground Facilities” and/or Washington, D.C. Code Title 34 Public Utilities.
  • Locator must establish proactive working relationships in damage prevention.

This year, 47 locators are being recognized in Miss Utility’s 18th annual Locator Achievement Awards, including:

Adam Dove
Anne Arundel Co. DPW

Zack Black
Cecil County Government Wastewater

Jeremy Santucci
Cecil County Government Wastewater

Robert Gilhuly
Charles County DPW/Utilities

Greg Morgan
Charles County DPW/Utilities

Chance Lankenau
City of Aberdeen

Wayne Sargent
City of Aberdeen

Marcus Barrett
Dynamic Concepts Inc.

Brian Bowlding
Dynamic Concepts Inc.

Ryan Coates
Dynamic Concepts Inc.

Marvin Allen
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Rodney Brown
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Ruben Esparza
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

John Kluver
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Lonny Lohmeyer
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

David Spears
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Michael Stefanoni
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Jermaine Street
Pro Comm ELS, LLC

Thurman Posey
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

George Asante
Stake Center Locating

Kevin Dungan
Stake Center Locating

Steve Miller
Stake Center Locating

Ritchie Rollins
Stake Center Locating

Anthony Shaffer
Town of Williamsport

John Flohr
USIC

Rick Mills
USIC

Williams Anderson
UtiliQuest

Matt Brooks
UtiliQuest

Roger Cades
UtiliQuest

Eric Doering
UtiliQuest

Mark Erwin
UtiliQuest

Clifton Jackson
UtiliQuest

Dantavius Keating
UtiliQuest

Donald Lawyer
UtiliQuest

Edward Lesher
UtiliQuest

Erick Lopez
UtiliQuest

Melvin McCaster
UtiliQuest

Moises Ramirez
UtiliQuest

Aaron Riley
UtiliQuest

Gerald Roegner
UtiliQuest

Jermaine Russell
UtiliQuest

Santino Scott
UtiliQuest

Derrick Simpson
UtiliQuest

Michael Thomas
UtiliQuest

Stephanie Thomas
UtiliQuest

John Kline
Washington County Maryland

Ryan Rowland
Washington County Maryland