José Roig, CBO, CCEA
Director, Austin Code Department
Austin, TexasSend Email
José Roig has been a public servant for the City of Austin Texas since 2007. He has been serving as the Director for the Austin Code Department since November of 2020 after serving as the Interim Director since January of 2020. Prior to his current role, Roig was appointed to serve within the Austin Code Department as the Assistant Director over Field Enforcement, and within the Development Services Department as a Building Official, Building Inspections Division Manager, Inspections Supervisor and Commercial Inspector.
As a commitment to service excellence, Roig stays very active in the code development community at a national level as a Governmental Member of the Code Council and a member of the Building Officials Association of Texas (B.O.A.T.). He also served as the Chair for the Steering Committee of the Code Council’s Major Jurisdiction Committee and as a member of the Code Development Committee for the International Existing Building Code.
Roig currently holds several certifications from the Code Council, including Certified Building Official, Commercial and Residential Building Inspector, Commercial and Residential Energy Inspector, and Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector. He is also CompTIA Project+ certified and a Licensed Texas Code Enforcement Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, in addition to an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Science from Kaplan University.
When Roig is not invested in the betterment of Austin, the city that has become his home, he can be found spending quality time with his family and friends, an also reminiscing of his upbringing in his native island of Puerto Rico. His personal purpose is driven by the words of Maya Angelou who said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”