The International Code Council Annual Awards Program

The International Code Council presents awards in several categories each year to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to ICC and the building safety industry. These awards will be presented at various events, including but not limited to the ICC Annual Conference, which generally take place in the fall.

News release: Award recipients honored at 2018 ICC annual conference

2018 ICC Call for Award Nominations will be announced early next year.

The following awards are presented by the International Code Council

The Bobby J. Fowler Award is the most prestigious award presented by the International Code Council. The Fowler Award honors the memory of the first chairman of the ICC Board of Directors who led the charge to consolidate three regional model code organizations into one association.

The Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award is given to an individual whose contributions advance the code enforcement profession and mission of the Code Council. The award is presented in honor of the founders of the three model code organizations: Albert H. Baum, M.L. Clement, and Phil Roberts.

The ICC Fire Service Award is presented in honor of Robert W. Gain, a founder of the Uniform Fire Code and a prominent member of the organizations that created the International Fire Code (IFC). The award is given to a member whose professional abilities and leadership serve as an example to all fire prevention and fire protection professionals.

The ICC Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in promoting professional development. The award is given in memory of Brent Snyder, a renowned Code Council educator, for his calm and inspiring leadership.

The ICC Community Service Award recognizes outstanding service that promotes public health, safety and welfare.

The ICC Meritorious Service Award is granted to an individual who has given unselfishly of time and talent in furthering the development of ICC codes and standards.

The ICC Chapter of the Year Award recognizes extraordinary performance by a chapter in promoting the goals and mission of ICC.

The ICC Chapter Merit Awards recognize chapters that distinguish themselves through activities demonstrating ICC’s goals and objectives.

The ICC Regions Spotlight Award is presented to a regional chapter that has demonstrated strong cooperation, community service and growth.

The National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth and enhancement of codes or public policy espousing the principles of the ICC Sustainability Membership Council and the Institute for Market Transformation.

The ICC Raising the Profile Award recognizes an individual or organization for acts or contributions that raise the public awareness of accomplishments by code personnel that improve public safety in the built environment.

The ICC Government Relations Innovation in Code Administration Award recognizes fire and building organizations for innovation in the delivery of code administration services in their communities.

The ICC President’s Award honors an individual or group that makes an exceptional contribution to the goals, vision and mission of the International Code Council.