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President Obama Designates May 2013 as National Building Safety Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation stating: "When natural disasters and other hazards put American lives at risk, robust codes and standards for our buildings play an important role in keeping us safe." Building Safety Month also was recognized in the Congressional Record in a speech by New York Congressman Rep. Christopher Gibson.

Download the 2013 Building Safety Month Proclamation in Word and PDF. Click here to learn how.

Click here to view photos of Proclamation signings.

2013 Proclamations

The International Code Council thanks jurisdictions across the nation that proclaim Building Safety Month. Each year, governors, mayors, county executives and other officials sign proclamations, official statements and letters of recognition. The list below reflects proclamations shared with the International Code Council by the listed jurisdictions.

Please forward a copy of your jurisdiction's proclamation to International Code Council Foundation Headquarters, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, or email us.

Country Proclamations

United States of AmericaPresident Barack ObamaPresidential Proclamation

State Proclamations

AlabamaGovernor Robert BentleyProclamation
AlaskaGovernor Sean ParnellExecutive Proclamation
ArizonaGovernor Janice K. BrewerProclamation
ArkansasGovernor Mike BeebeProclamation
CaliforniaCalifornia LegislatureAssembly Resolution
CaliforniaGovernor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Executive Department Proclamation
ColoradoGovernor John W. HickenlooperProclamation
ConnecticutGovernor Dannel P. MalloyOfficial Statement
DelawareGovernor Jack A. MarkellProclamation
FloridaGovernor Rick ScottProclamation
GeorgiaGovernor Nathan DealProclamation
IdahoGovernor C.L. "Butch" OtterProclamation
IllinoisGovernor Pat QuinnProclamation
IndianaGovernor Michael R. PenceProclamation
IowaGovernor Terry E. BranstadProclamation
KansasGovernor Sam BrownbackProclamation
KentuckyGovernor Steven L. BeshearProclamation
LouisianaGovernor Bobby JindalProclamation
MassachusettsGovernor Deval L. PatrickProclamation
MichiganGovernor Rick SnyderProclamation
MinnesotaGovernor Mark DaytonProclamation
NebraskaGovernor Dave HeinemanProclamation
NevadaGovernor Brian SandovalProclamation
New JerseyGovernor Chris ChristieProclamation
New MexicoGovernor Susana MartinezProclamation
New YorkGovernor Andrew M. CuomoLegislative Resolution
North CarolinaGovernor Pat McCroryProclamation
North DakotaGovernor Jack DalrympleProclamation
OhioGovernor John R. KasichProclamation
OklahomaGovernor Mary FallinProclamation
OregonGovernor John A. Kizhaber, M.D.Proclamation
South CarolinaGovernor Nikki R. HaleyProclamation
South DakotaGovernor Dennis DaugaardExecutive Proclamation
TennesseeGovernor Bill HaslamProclamation
TexasGovernor Rick PerryProclamation
VirginiaGovernor Robert F. McDonnellProclamation
WashingtonGovernor Jay InsleeProclamation
WisconsinGovernor Scott WalkerProclamation
WyomingGovernor Matthew H. MeadProclamation

Local Jurisdiction Proclamations

Camp Verde, ArizonaBob Burnside, MayorProclamation
El Mirage, ArizonaLana Mook, MayorProclamation
Lowell, ArkansasEldon D. Long, MayorProclamation
Anderson, CaliforniaJames Yarbrough, MayorProclamation
Buena Park, CaliforniaElizabeth Swift, Ed. D, MayorProclamation
Butte County, CaliforniaBill Connelly, ChairProclamation
Citrus Heights, CaliforniaSteve Miller, MayorProclamation
Live Oak, CaliforniaSteve Alvarado, MayorProclamation
Milpitas, CaliforniaJose S. Esteves, MayorProclamation
Monterey County, CaliforniaArlene Boyd, DeputyResolution
Oakley,CaliforniaKevin Romick, MayorProclamation
Rancho Cordova, CaliforniaLinda Budge, MayorProclamation
Rancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaCity Council of the City of Rancho CucamongaProclamation
San Clemente, CaliforniaRobert Baker, MayorProclamation
Arvada, ColoradoMarc Williams, MayorProclamation
Boulder County, ColoradoCindy Domineco, Chair, Board of County CommissionersResolution
Centennial, ColoradoKathy A. Noon, MayorProclamation
Greeley, ColoradoThomas E. Norton, MayorProclamation
Larimar County, ColoradoSteve Johnson, Chair, Board of County CommissionersProclamation
Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District, Breckenridge, ColoradoRandy Griffith, President of the Board of DirectorsProclamation
Kent County Levy CourtLevy Court (The governing body)Resolution
District of ColumbiaVincent C. Gray, MayorProclamation
Mount Dora, FloridaRobert Thielhelm, Sr., MayorProclamation
Ocoee, FloridaS. Scott Vandergrift, MayorProclamation
Orange County, FloridaTeresa Jacobs, MayorProclamation
Palm Beach County, FloridaSteven L. Abrams, MayorProclamation
Volusia County, FloridaJason P. Davis, County ChairProclamation
Milton, GeorgiaJoe Lockwood, MayorProclamation
Gurnee, IllinoisKristina M. Kovarik, Mayor Proclamation
Niles, IllinoisRobert M. Collero, Village PresidentProclamation
Richton Park, IllinoisRichard P. Reinbold, Village PresidentProclamation
Linn County, IowaLinn County Board of SupervisorsProclamation
Bel Aire, KansasDavid Austin, MayorProclamation
Douglas County, KansasBoard of County CommissionersProclamation
Ashland, KentuckyChuck D. Charles, MayorProclamation
Elizabethtown, KentuckyTim C. Walker, MayorProclamation
Flemingsburg, KentuckyMartin L. Voiers, MayorProclamation
Grayson, KentuckyGeorge Steele, MayorProclamation
Greenup County, KentuckyRobert W. Carpenter, County Judge/ExecutiveProclamation
Lexington, KentuckyJ. Jim Gray, MayorProclamation
Louisville, KentuckyGreg E.Fischer, MayorProclamation
Madisonville, KentuckyDavid W. Jackson, MayorProclamation
Mayfield, KentuckyTeresa Cantrell, MayorProclamation
Maysville, KentuckyDavid Cartmell, MayorProclamation
Morehead, KentuckyDavid C. Perkins, MayorProclamation
Morgan County, KentuckyTimothy Conley, Judge ExecutiveProclamation
Owingsville, KentuckyGary M. Hunt, MayorProclamation
Paducah, KentuckyGayle Kaler, MayorProclamation
Paintsville, KentuckyBob Porter, MayorProclamation
West Liberty, KentuckyJim Rupe, MayorProclamation
Denham Springs, LouisianaJames E. Durbin, MayorProclamation
Saco, MaineMark D. Johnston, MayorProclamation
Crisfield, MarylandPercy J. Purnell, Jr., MayorProclamation
Harford County Council, MarylandBilly Baniface, PresidentProclamation
Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, MarylandSenator Barry GlassmanOfficial Citation
Harford County Executive, MarylandDavid R. Craig, County ExecutiveProclamation
Bloomfield Hills, MichiganSarah H. McClure, MayorProclamation
Fairmont, MinnesotaRandy J. Quiring, MayorProclamation
New Hope, MinnesotaKathi Hemken, MayorResolution
Florham Park, New JerseyMark Taylor, Acting MayorProclamation
Millburn, New JerseySandra H. Haimoff, MayorProclamation
Clarence, New YorkDavid C. Hartzell, SupervisorProclamation
Rockville Centre, New YorkFrancis X. Murray, MayorProclamation
Middleburg Heights, OhioGary W. Starr, MayorProclamation
Springdale, OhioDoyle H. Webster, MayorProclamation
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMichael A. Nutter, MayorProclamation
Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaDrew A. Laughlin, MayorProclamation
Richland County, South CarolinaKelvin E. Washington, Sr., ChairProclamation
Lebanon, TennesseePhiliip Craighead, MayorProclamation
North Richland Hills, TexasOscar Trevino, MayorProclamation
Taylorsville, UtahTaylorsville City CouncilProclamation
Alexandria, VirginiaWilliam D. Euille, MayorProclamation
Emporia, VirginiaMary L. Person, MayorProclamation
Fairfax County, VirginiaSharon Bulova, ChairmanProclamation
Louisa County Board of Supervisors, VirginiaRobert C. Dube, Clerk, Board of SupervisorsResolution
Martinsburg, West VirginiaGeorge Karos, MayorProclamation
Oak Creek, WisconsinStephen Scaffidi, MayorProclamation

Chapter Proclamations

10,000 Lakes Chapter of International Code CouncilTom Bakken, Interim PresidentProclamation
Alabama Association of Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical InspectorsRandy Lee, PresidentProclamation
Association of Minnesota Building OfficialsDoug Determan, PresidentProclamation
Association of Northern Alabama Code OfficialsAllen Muzny, PresidentProclamation
Bluebonnet Chapter of TexasMichael Olson, PresidentProclamation
Building Inspectors Association, Southeastern Wisconsin RegionRobert J. Harley, PresidentProclamation
Building Official’s Association of TexasLawrence Crow, PresidentProclamation
Building Official's Association of LouisianaScott Masterson, PresidentProclamation
Building Officials Association of South CarolinaMichelle Hawkins, PresidentProclamation
Capital District Chapter of NYSBOCRobert Cordell, PresidentProclamation
Chapter of ICC Region 8Jeffrey L Britt, PresidentProclamation
Coastal Code Enforcement AssociationMichael Young, PresidentProclamation
Code Administrators Association of KentuckyRon Hampton, PresidentProclamation
Code Enforcement Officials of Southern IllinoisMarshall Wright, PresidentProclamation
Code Officials Association of AlabamaLindsey E. Carter, PresidentProclamation
Code Officials Conference of MichiganJohn Tisdale, PresidentProclamation
Code Officials of Arkansas ChapterDon Harkins, PresidentProclamation
Code Officials of Lower AlabamaPaul Antoine, PresidentProclamation
Colorado Association of Plumbing and Mechanical OfficialsSam Dardano, PresidentProclamation
Colorado Chapter, Inc. of the International Code CouncilDaniel Weed, PresidentProclamation
County Building Officials Association of CaliforniaDeWayne Starnes, PresidentProclamation
Delware Building Officials AssociationMarc A. St. Jean, PresidentProclamation
East Alabama Code OfficialsTana Bryant, PresidentProclamation
Finger Lakes Building OfficialsWayne Cichetti, PresidentProclamation
Fire Marshal’s of MissouriLloyd E. Montgomery, PresidentProclamation
Fire Marshals Association of MinnesotaAngie Wiese, PresidentProclamation
Fire Prevention Association of North TexasHerbert Cavenaugh, PresidentProclamation
Hawkeye State Fire Safety AssociationSteve Dunham, PresidentProclamation
Heart of America Chapter of ICCRod Haney, PresidentProclamation
ICC Region X CoalitionGary Kirk, PresidentProclamation
Indiana Association of Building OfficialsJason P. Burks, PresidentProclamation
Kansas City Metro Association of Permit TechniciansTamara Hagerman, PresidentProclamation
Lakes Region Safety Officials Association of New HampshireWilliam M. Edney, PresidentProclamation
Lone Star ChapterBobby G. Horner, PresidentProclamation
Lower Delaware and Maryland Building Officials AssociationScott Tanner, PresidentProclamation
Lower Eastern Chapter of the Tennessee Building Officials AssociationJohn Haustein, PresidentProclamation
Maryland Building Officials AssociationDaniel F. Divito, PresidentProclamation
Middle Tennessee Code Officials AssociationRaymond Hubner, PresidentProclamation
Minnesota Association of Housing Code OfficialsJoe Hatch, PresidentProclamation
Minnesota Building Permit Technicians AssociationBarb Williams, PresidentProclamation
Nebraska Code Officials AssocationTodd Aerni, PresidentProclamation
New York State Building Officials ConferenceJames E. Morganson, PresidentProclamation
North Central Alabama ChapterRon Smith, PresidentProclamation
North Dakota Code Officials AssociationTodd Johnson, PresidentProclamation
Northern Adirondack Code Enforcement Officials AssociationJames E. Morganson, PresidentProclamation
Northwest Mississippi Code Enforcement AssociationRandy Williams, PresidentProclamation
Ohio Building Officials AssociationMichael Spry, PresidentProclamation
Oklahoma Mechanical Inspectors AssociationJerry King, PresidentProclamation
Oklahoma’s Southwest Construction Codes CouncilDelane Keef, PresidentProclamation
Region III of ICCJoe Ryan, PresidentProclamation
Rhode Island Building Official's AssociationWilliam Nash, PresidentProclamation
Sacramento Valley Association of Building OfficialsGreg Mahoney, PresidentProclamation
Shasta Cascade Chapter of ICCMartin Mofield, PresidentProclamation
South Alabama Code Officials AssociationJeffery Kappelman, PresidentProclamation
South Dakota Building Officials AssociationGreg Miller, PresidentProclamation
South East Minnesota Code OfficialsScott W. Safe, PresidentProclamation
Southeastern Association of Fire ChiefsPaul Syx, PresidentProclamation
Southwest Chapter of Tennessee Building Officials AssociationA.B. Crofford, PresidentProclamation
Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the International Code CouncilJim D. Tews, PresidentProclamation
Suburban Building Officials ConferenceKeith Steiskal, PresidentProclamation
Tennessee Building Officials AssociationDenny Boss, PresidentProclamation
Tennessee Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors AssocationDavid Bodkin, PresidentProclamation
Upper East Tennessee Building Officials AssociationTravis Blevins, PresidentProclamation
Valley Building Officials Association of TexasJoseph Izaguirre, PresidentProclamation
Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors AssociationRon Bladen, PresidentResolution
Westchester Chapter of NYSBOCSal Pennelle, PresidentProclamation
Wisconsin Code Officials AllianceW. Scott Satula, PresidentProclamation

Supporting Organization Proclamations

National Association of State Fire MarshalsJ. William Degnan, President, National Association of State Fire MarshalsProclamation
NC Ellis Canady Chapter of the IAEI John West, PresidentProclamation



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