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WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2016) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced the selection of Sarah K. Magruder Lyle as its second president, effective Jan. 23, 2017.

Magruder Lyle will replace Bob Kipp, who has served as CGA’s president since the organization’s inception in 2000. Kipp’s term as president will officially end in late April, creating a three-month transition period for the change in leadership.

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WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016) Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced findings from its comprehensive 2015 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

The report, which is the sum of all 2015 data submitted... more

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, in partnership with members Dig Alert of Southern California, Dig Safely New York, Kentucky 811 and USA North 811, today announced plans to sponsor jockeys Junior Alvarado and Mike Smith with the “Call 811 before you dig” safety message at this Saturday’s 142... more

After a winning partnership with jockey Victor Espinoza in 2014 and 2015 which resulted in two Derby victories, Call 811 is proud to announce that jockey Junior Alvarado has teamed up to promote the lifesaving message, Call 811, at the running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands on May 7, 2016. Junior is excited to join the Call 811 team and to do his part to help promote the 811 safe digging message to the millions watching, and over 100,000 in attendance during the fastest two minutes in sports. “Junior is a young, talented jockey and we are happy to partner with... more

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