Committee Meetings

Committees at the Conference

To kick off the full week of programming with productive discussion among our committed and diverse stakeholders, CGA is hosting working committee meetings on Monday and Tuesday of Conference week.

Comprised of members from CGA’s 16 stakeholder groups, CGA’s working committees are focused on implementing consensus-based initiatives that contribute to tangible reductions in damages to underground utilities. CGA’s committees support many of our key programs, including the 811 campaign, Best Practices, the annual DIRT Report and much more.

You do not have to be a part of a committee to attend these meetings, and we encourage anyone who is registered for the Conference to attend and contribute their perspective on the most pressing issues facing our industry. These meetings are your opportunity to bring your unique voice to the table and do your part in sharing the responsibility of damage prevention.

Monday, April 17 — 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Educational Programs & Marketing Committee

This committee manages CGA’s educational and promotional outreach, including the 811 campaign. The committee develops educational materials and video and helps to promote CGA’s core programs to raise damage prevention awareness among professionals and the general public.

Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee

Presented by Verizon
This committee is the driving force behind CGA’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT), overseeing the tool’s development, managing statistical evaluation and reporting the data annually in CGA’s DIRT Report.

Monday, April 17 — 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Technology Committee

Presented by Impulse Radar
The Technology Committee helps to drive the industry to develop and utilize innovative technology that will decrease excavation damage. The committee also oversees the development of CGA’s annual report, “Technology Advancements and Gaps in Underground Safety,” which helps the industry identify and evaluate promising damage prevention technologies.

One Call Systems International (OCSI) Committee

Made up of 811 center representatives and CGA members that participate in the 811 process, the OCSI Committee helps to enhance damage prevention efforts by providing statistical support for CGA programs and acting as a link between national efforts and local damage prevention.

Tuesday, April 18 — 8:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Best Practices Committee

Presented by UGI Utilities
This committee oversees the development of CGA’s Best Practices publication and is responsible for approving new and updated Best Practices for damage prevention.

Regional Partners Committee

With participants from regional partner organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, this committee focuses on supporting CGA’s programs at a local level. The committee helps to provide regional input on national initiatives and works to increase communication between local damage prevention efforts.