Board of Directors 

Next GSOC Board Meeting, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, 8:00AM.
**This will be a video conference meeting**

If you would like to be invited to this meeting, please contact Barb Cederberg GSOC COO at 651-681-7303 or at Barbara.cederberg@gopherstateonecall.org.


Gopher State One Call is recruiting for Board members who can provide perspective from the City water and sewer services, and from the transmission pipeline industry. View the Call for Applications providing more detail below. Thank you for your interest in serving the underground safety stakeholders in Minnesota.

Gopher State One Call is a non-member Minnesota nonprofit corporation with oversight provided by its Board of Directors, consisting of Directors from a wide spectrum of damage prevention industry stakeholders. For further information, history and background, see the Board Election Policy.


  • June 3, 2020 - APPROVED
  • May 14, 2020 - APPROVED
  • Feb. 17, 2020 - APPROVED
  • Jan. 8th, 2020 - APPROVED

Special Meeting Summary Minutes

Highlights:  June 3, 2020

  • OCC Contract Extension: After an introduction and discussions by the Board, upon motion made and duly seconded, the Board voted unanimously to approve a five (5) year extension to the OCC agreement.
  • Summary of Election of Sam Richert to the Board: Dan Munthe reminded the Board that the Vetting Committee was unable to meet even virtually with Sam Richert prior to the last election, due to the pandemic and conflicting schedules.

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Highlights:  May 14, 2020

  • Chair’s Report: Dave Hunstad welcomed new Board members Mark Sellin of Sellin Brothers Excavating, Jason Ponciano of Vanguard Partners and Ben Wallace of USIC.
  • Reports from the Field: Keith Novy noted the substantial increases in locate ticket requests that CenterPoint Energy was experiencing. He and others noted that constraints of the pandemic are making it tough to manage and staff personnel particularly because training has been adversely affected.
  • Chief Operations Officer Report: Barb Cederberg noted Homeowner tickets have increased up to 16% of the total ticket volume, probably due to more do it yourself projects being done as a result of the pandemic. Online ticket submission by homeowners has dramatically increased to approximately 70% of the homeowner volume.
  • PR Awareness and Outreach Report: Olivia Jensen addressed the Board regarding GSOC’s marketing and outreach activities. GSOC had an expanded presence at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show this year.
  • OCC Report: Kimberly Boyd, general manager of the notification center, advised that the “work from home” model was fully adopted by the notification center early in the pandemic.
  • MnOPS Update: Jon Wolfgram furnished an update from the Office of Pipeline Safety. Most staff is working remotely now, some inspections are occurring remotely, social distancing and masks for inspections and investigators in the field as everyone adapts to new conditions required by the pandemic.

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Highlights:  Feb. 17, 2020

  • Special Election:  Resignation of Alicia Berger, discussion of board composition and candidate qualificaitons, and election of Jason Ponciano, Mark Sellin, and Ben Wallace.

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Highlights:  Jan. 8, 2020

  • Chair’s Report: Dave Hunstad welcomed the Board and the guests, particularly, new State Fire Marshall and Director of Office of Pipeline Safety, Jim Smith.
  • Legislative Report: The 2019 session ended without a bonding bill being voted upon even though a 0 million proposal had been agreed to in principle by legislative leadership.
  • Request for National Board Engagement: GSOC requests continuing national engagement by it’s Board members and that the National CGA Conference will take place this year in late March.
  • April Board Meeting: A determination was made that the closed session would take place on Monday afternoon with open session Tuesday morning April 14 prior to the MnOPS Safety Conference opening plenary session.
  • MnOPS Safety Conference: Jon Wolfgram noted this year’s conference will be more damage prevention oriented.
  • Chief Operations Officer Report: Barb Cederberg advised the Board that 2019 ticket volume was 849,097. This is the second highest ticket count in the history of GSOC. There were approximately 100,000 update tickets including in this volume.
  • Summary of Election of Directors and Officers and Committees The Board determined it would issue a call for applications to the Board and GSOC’s Users Group.

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