Established in 2000, CGA is committed to saving lives and preventing damage to North American underground infrastructure by promoting effective damage prevention practices of today and tomorrow. CGA is a member-driven association of nearly 1,800 individuals and 250 member companies in every facet of the underground utility industry. Membership in the CGA is open to all stakeholders with a genuine interest in reducing damages to the underground infrastructure. CGA’s top-tier members represent some of the largest companies and organizations in North America.
CGA is managed by the association's Board of Directors, and its staff is led by President and CEO Sarah Magruder Lyle. In promoting a spirit of shared responsibility, the CGA welcomes all stakeholders who would like to be a part of finding solutions to our damage prevention challenges. Any best practice or program endorsed by the CGA comes with consensus support from experts representing the following stakeholder groups: Excavators, Locators, Road Builders, Electric, Telecommunications, Oil, Gas Distribution, Gas Transmission, Railroad, One Call, Public Works, Equipment Manufacturing, State Regulators, Insurance, Emergency Services and Engineering/Design.