Ohio currently has six Damage Prevention Councils (DPCs) / Utility Safety Councils and five Utility Coordinating Councils (UCCs). Each Council provides an open forum to share ideas, strategies, and solutions to prevent damage to underground facilities during excavation. Council members include; underground facility owners and operators, representatives from OHIO811, excavators, contractors, government agencies, and other interested individuals.

To further its mission, each council sponsors events, seminars, outings, and workshops for members and guests, so make sure to check out our events page.

To learn more, click on the council name/logo representing your geographic area:

Mission

The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council was created to bring together underground facility operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of reducing damages to underground facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement, and commitment to these goals

Meetings

The council meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at the The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, 1175 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215.

Officers

Steve V. Buskirk

President
Utilities Supervisor
970 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-525-3063

Collins Cranmer

Vice-President
George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Safety Coordinator
2040 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH 43207
614-246-2336 Office
614-395-5748 Mobile
614-445-8205 Fax

Sheida Garakouei

Secretary
Franklin County Engineer
Bridge & Building Maintenance Office Assistant
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-525-6125 Office

George Gillespie

Treasurer
OHIO811
7689 Brandonway Dr
Dublin, OH 43017
800-311-3692, ext. 4907
614-747-2012 Cell
614-889-7965 Fax

Mission

The Eastern Ohio Damage Prevention Council is a proactive partnership to prevent damage to all utilities for the purpose of maintaining service integrity and public safety through education, communication, and cooperation.

Meetings

The council meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at OHIO811, 12467 Mahoning Ave, North Jackson, OH 44451.

Officers

Matt Hennis

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
330-272-6848 Cell

Mission

The Miami Valley Utility Safety Council is a proactive partnership to promote safety through preventing damage to all utilities and for the purpose of maintaining service integrity to our customers through education, communication, and cooperation.

Meetings

The council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at Montgomery County Water Services, 1850 Spaulding Ave, Kettering, OH 45432

Officers

Jim Wooten

Chairman
Vectren
1300 Experiment Farm Rd
Troy, OH 45373
937-541-2537

Andrew Jacobs

Vice-Chairman
Dayton Power & Light
1900 Dryden Rd
Moraine, OH 45439
937-331-4755

Tye Chapman

Recording Secretary
One Call Concepts Locating
2307 Dryden Rd
Moraine, OH 45439
937-371-6383

Jason Broyles

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
234-232-9419

Mission

The Northern Ohio Damage Prevention Council is a proactive network of stakeholders involved in all phases of activities requiring excavation, including, but not limited to: designers and developers, engineers, safety and notification organizations, municipalities, utility locators, facility owners, and professional excavators. Through open communication, education, and cooperation, council members work together to maintain service integrity to customers, protect the underground infrastructure and environment, and encourage the development of excavation activities that proceed in a safe and efficient manner.

Meetings

The council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at The Illuminating Company, 6896 Miller Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141

Officers

Vita Moore

Chairman
FirstEnergy Corp
76 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308
330-384-5219

Bruce Jones

Co-Chairman
Vice-Chairman
Cook Paving & Construction Co.
11369 Brookpark Rd
Brooklyn, OH 44130
216-267-7705

Kimberly Madden

Secretary
FirstEnergy Corp
76 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308
330-384-3792

Anna Bell

Co-Secretary
Great Lakes Construction
2608 Great Lake Way
Hinckley, OH 44233
330-220-3923

Chuck Green

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
800-311-3692, ext. 7250

The March 12, 2020 meeting has been cancelled

Mission

The Northwest Ohio Damage Prevention Council is a proactive network of stakeholders involved in all phases of activities requiring excavation, including, but not limited to: designers and developers, engineers, safety and notification organizations, municipalities, utility locators, facility owners, and professional excavators. Through open communication, education, and cooperation council members work together to maintain service integrity to customers, protect the underground infrastructure and environment, and encourage the development of excavation activities that proceed in a safe and efficient manner.

Meetings

The council meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at Toledo Edison, 6099 Angola Rd., Holland, OH 43528

Officers

James M. Finucan III

Chairman
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Damage Prevention Specialist
2901 E Manhattan Blvd
Toledo, OH 43611
419-262-0061

Jennifer Reams

Co-Chairman
Under Ground Technical Consulting
3727 Corey Rd
Toledo, OH 43615
419-250-1730

Jack Bennett

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
440-670-0764 Cell

Mission

The Southwest Ohio Utility Safety Council was created to bring together underground facility operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of improving safety and reducing damage to underground and overhead facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement, and commitment to these goals.

Meetings

The council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. (except when holidays interfere), at Symmes Township Facility, 8871 Weekly Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Officers

Ray Courts

Chairman
KS Energy Services
2150 Langdon Farm Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237
513-310-9950

Jody Schmidt

Co-Chairman
Duke Energy
149 E 4th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-276-0343

Doug Schuchhardt

Secretary
Ohio Concrete Sawing and Drilling
314 Conover
Franklin, OH 45005
937-790-0739

Jason Broyles

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
234-232-9419

UCC logo

Mission

Ohio’s Utility Coordinating Councils are similar to our six Damage Prevention Councils. These Councils meet quarterly to share ideas, strategies, and solutions to prevent damage to utility facilities during excavation. Utility owners and operators, contractors, locators, government agencies and others interested in damage prevention are welcome to attend. Contact Chuck Green for more information.

Southeast Ohio UCC

2020 Meeting Dates: February 6th, May 5th, August 4th, and November 3rd
Time: 9:00am
Where: Washington Electric Cooperative, 440 Highland Ridge Rd, Marietta, OH 45750
Contact: Matt Hennis

Directions

Northwest Quad UCC

2020 Meeting Dates: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 21st
Time: 9:00am
Where: Bryan Municipal Building (2nd Fl – Mayor’s Conference Rm), 1399 E High St, Bryan, OH 45242
Contact: Chuck Green

Directions

Richland County UCC

2020 Meeting Dates: January 22nd, April 22nd, July 22nd, and October 28th
Time: 9:00am
Where: Columbia Gas, 1021 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44903
Contact: Chuck Green

Directions

Stark County UCC

2020 Meeting Dates: March 3rd, June 2nd, September 1st, and December 1st
Time: 9:00am
Where: Beaver Excavating, 2000 Beaver Place Ave SW, Canton, OH 45242
Contact: Matt Hennis

Directions

Southern Ohio UCC

2020 Meeting Dates: January 21st, April 21st, July 21st, and October 20th
Time: 11:00am
Where: 166 Pearl St, Jackson, OH 45460
Contact: Jason Broyles

Directions