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

Liz Pyles

Secretary
George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Onboarding & Compliance Administrator
2040 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Office 614-445-8421
Mobile 330-635-5471
Fax 614-445-8205
Email liz.pyles@igelco.com

George Gillespie

Treasurer
OHIO811
7689 Brandonway Dr
Dublin, OH 43017
Office 800-311-3692, ext. 4907
Mobile 614-747-2012
Fax 614-889-7965
Email georgeg@oups.org

Meeting Minutes

2021

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

Meeting Minutes

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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

Tommy Young

Recording Secretary
OCC Locating Services
2307 Dryden Rd
Moraine OH 45439
Office
Mobile 937-802-5434
Fax
Email tyoung@occls.com

Meeting Minutes

2021

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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

Krissy Kodzev

Co-Secretary
FirstEnergy Corp
76 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308
Office 330-384-5468
Mobile
Fax
Email

Chuck Green

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
Office 800-311-3692, ext. 7250
Mobile 330-301-1800
Fax
Email chuckg@oups.org

Meeting Minutes

2021

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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

Meeting Minutes

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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

OHIO811

Treasurer
OHIO811
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451
Office
Mobile 234-232-9419
Fax
Email

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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

2021 Meeting Dates: February 2nd, May 4th, August 3rd, and November 2nd
Time: 9:00am
Where: Washington Electric Cooperative, 440 Highland Ridge Rd, Marietta, OH 45750
Contact: Matt Hennis

Directions

Northwest Quad UCC

2021 Meeting Dates: January 20th, April 21st, July 21st, and October 21st
Time: 9:00am
Where: Bryan Municipal Building (2nd Fl – Mayor’s Conference Rm), 1399 E High St, Bryan, OH 45242
Contact: Jack Bennett

Directions

Richland County UCC

2021 Meeting Dates: January 27th, April 28th, July 28th, and October 27th
Time: 9:00am
Where: Columbia Gas, 1021 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44903
Contact: Chuck Green

Directions

Stark County UCC

2021 Meeting Dates: March 2nd, June 1st, September 7th, and December 7th
Time: 9:00am
Where: Beaver Excavating, 2000 Beaver Place Ave SW, Canton, OH 45242
Contact: Matt Hennis

Directions

Southern Ohio UCC

2021 Meeting Dates: January 19th, April 20th, July 20th, and October 19th
Time: 11:00am
Where: 166 Pearl St, Jackson, OH 45460
Contact: Matt Hennis

Directions

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