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from the desk of
Sam Johnson
It seems almost impossible for this year to be over, but my calendar only has a couple of pages left in it, so I know we’re running out of time to complete our 2021 to-do lists. I don’t know about you, but it looks like I may have to carry over some of my projects.
I do know that this has been an unprecedented year for us at the call center. Like the rest of the world, we’re still impacted by COVID, but construction activity has been at a record
pace during the same time frame. Somewhere between the enforcement of our dig law and your commitment to work safely, we’ve managed to keep the train on its tracks. Thanks
to all the stakeholders for finding the resolve to make a difficult situation better than it could be.
As I write this letter, I note that our annual Damage Prevention
Summit is fast approaching. It is scheduled for November 3 - 5, 2021 back at the IP in Biloxi and we believe we have created sessions and workshops that will
benefit those of you who work in the industry.
It will also be another opportunity for you to meet the Enforcement Board and ask them directly the questions you need or want answered. This has been a well-received session in the past and other enforcement related sessions are scheduled for your benefit. Go to the Summit website for a complete agenda. I hope to see you there.
The Mississippi 811 Magazine continues to be an effective tool outreach as a part of our public outreach. Thanks for your feedback and suggestions for stories over the past year. It allows us to find the products and stories that are relevant to you. A special thanks to the advertisers in the magazine. The list of advertisers continues to grow as there is no publication in the state that reaches the targeted audience like this one. Your involvement in the magazine allows you to reach the audience you want to reach and at the same time you help us make the message affordable.
On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Mississippi 811, let me thank you for a great year and wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
I look forward to tremendous year of opportunity in 2022.
Sam Johnson
President Mississippi 811
2021, Issue 4
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