How to Apply


The Safety Commission encourages applicants who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the entire State, including members from both rural and urban parts of the State, and members of diverse political, racial, disability and cultural groups and of diverse sexual orientations and genders.

Applications are now being accepting for the following Safety Commission member categories, as the terms for those currently representing these categories end on January 1, 2024:

  • Investor-owned Utilities
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Rural Electric Cooperatives
  • Special Districts

If you would like to be nominated and apply for one of these positions:

1. Refer to the Excavation Requirements Act to find the appropriate nominating entity to contact.
2. Once nominated, submit the Governor's Boards and Commissions application.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at cdle_safetycommission@state.co.us or 720-582-8224.

Nomination Categories

The Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission includes 15 people from the following categories.

Those selected to serve on the commission will do so for a term of three years.

Nomination CategoryNominated by# of Representatives on the Safety Commission
CountyColorado Counties, Inc.1
MunicipalityColorado Municipal League1
Special DistrictSpecial District Association of Colorado1
Energy ProducerColorado's Energy Industry1
ContractorColorado Contractors Association1
ExcavatorExcavator Members of the Notification Association2
EngineerAmerican Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado1
Investor-Owner UtilityInvestor-Owner Utilities1
Rural Electric CooperativeColorado Rural Electric Association1
Pipeline CompanyColorado Pipeline Association1
Telecommunications and Broadband CompanyColorado Telecommunications and Broadband Industry1
Water UtilityColorado Water Utility Council1
TransportationDepartment of Transportation1
Farming/RanchingCommissioner of Agriculture1