Chief Building and Zoning Official
Grove City, Ohio
Michael Boso began his career in his hometown of Grove City, Ohio, as a building inspector at the age of 25. Years later, he was appointed Chief Building and Zoning Official of Grove City, where he continues to serve today.
During his freshman year of high school, Boso shadowed the local building official, William Lotz, who later became his mentor. Boso then attended a two-year vocational program and joined the Trade Carpenters Union, where he completed a four-year apprenticeship to become a journeyman carpenter. Boso’s eight-year tenure with the Trade Carpenters Union opened the door for him to follow his aspirations to be a building code inspector. He later had the opportunity to start his inspector career working under Lotz — the same inspector he shadowed back in high school. He stayed with the Grove City building department and in 1998, he took on Lotz's role after his retirement.
As a true advocate of the Code Council’s High School Technical Training Program, Boso frequently visits the vocational school he attended and speaks to students. He shares stories of his past with hopes of inspiring them to join the industry.
Inspiring more people to become code professionals, expanding the reach and growing the industry are some of the things Boso looks forward to continuing. His primary goal as a member of the Code Council Board of Directors is to “make the organization better than when I started.” Boso plans to be available for members, listen to their various concerns and then take the necessary steps to make it better for all.