The PA One Call System was formed in 1972 to help protect the underground facilities of members through communication with any person planning to disturb the earth. Most PA residents know about the organization from the posters that say “Know what’s below. Dial 8-1-1 before you dig.”
PA One Call is overseen by a Board of Directors, with one spot on the board reserved for a designer. LDG has held the designer seat since its inception in 1997. As representative for the design community, it is the seat-holder’s responsibility to be the voice for the profession at the state level, to be an advocate for issues of concern for designers, and to communicate with the other parties, particularly when changes to Act 287, known as the PA Underground Utility Line Protection Law, are enacted.
Bill will offer a different perspective of the design field representation from the many disciplines within LDG that Bill interacts with.