Mission Statement

The Indiana Damage Prevention Council, Northern Chapter, was created to bring together underground facility owners, operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of improving safety and reducing damages to underground and overhead utilities, and those in proximity to, or working nearby those facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement and commitment to these goals and to have a voice in changes related to legislation regarding excavation and related processes. By virtue of their membership in this group, all such individuals, agencies, and organizations confirm their intent to seek out and consider the input of this council before proposing, supporting, or opposing any new or revised laws affecting these issues.



IDPCNC meetings are held January through November on the last Wednesday of the month. We will have quarterly in-person meetings with lunch starting at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 1 p.m. EST. (All in-person meetings will have a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.) Unless specified as in-person all other meetings will be virtual.

There are three rotating locations for our in-person meetings: Portage, South Bend, and Fort Wayne. This has been done for convenience of the stakeholders and to increase participation. This is subject to change.


Council Chair

Bruce Dickie – Selge Construction




Council Co-Chair

Jennifer Barbour – NIPSCO




Council Secretary

Rebecca Risdon – National Utility Contractors Association of Indiana




Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are virtual and begin at 1pm EST.  If you need an access code to join the meeting, please contact Rebecca Risdon at (574) 340-9473 or at nidpcsecretary@gmail.com

January 26, 2022

February 23, 2022

March 30, 2022

April 27, 2022

May 25, 2022

June 29, 2022

July 27, 2022

August 31, 2022

September 28, 2022 – IN PERSON with virtual access.  Location of the meeting is Speedway Redi Mix Inc.  4817 Industrial Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.  Lunch will begin at 12:30 EST and the meeting will begin at 1pm.

Access code for virtual access is: https://usa811.webex.com/usa811/j.php?MTID=me91cb8ac67a25ed9723cc67f289a1e0d

October 26, 2022

November 30

No meeting in December