One Voice. One Vision. One Iowa.

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Who We Are

Building Excellence From The Ground Down

Common Ground Iowa (CGI), a Regional Partner of the national organization Common Ground Alliance (CGA), is a member-driven non-profit organization under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CGI works with all stakeholders to produce stronger, more effective results through partnership, collaboration, and the pursuit of common goals in damage prevention.

In promoting a spirit of shared responsibility, the CGI welcomes all stakeholders who would like to be a part of the identification and promotion of best practices that lead to a reduction in damage.


Officially formed in 2007, the CGI works to provide an optimal forum for all stakeholders to share information to enhance the damage prevention process and reduce damages to underground utilities. This allows achievement of results that would otherwise be impossible.


The purpose of the CGI is to prevent damage to underground infrastructure through education to foster a shared sense of responsibility for the protection of underground facilities. To accomplish this goal, CGI utilizes Common Ground Alliance’s Best Practices for advancing underground utility safety in Iowa.


The business and activities of the CGI are managed by the Board of Directors. There are currently 10 Board members. CGI holds approximately 4 general membership meetings per year throughout Iowa.

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