Immediate Past President Adolf Zubia swore in the new officers and directors of the International Code Council Board during Wednesday night's Annual Banquet at the 2010 ICC Annual Conference in Charlotte.
Sworn in officers and directors are: James L. Brothers, President; William D. Dupler, Vice President; Ron Piester, Secretary/Treasurer; and Directors Dwayne Garriss, John Leyden, Alex Olszowy; Stephen D. Jones, Guy Tomberlin and Jeff Whitney were re-elected.
Following the inductions, Brothers urged the members of the organization to "Go Deep" in the coming year. "The Board is going to go deep on a lot of matters, be out there to catch it. And if there is something we need to catch, throw it us."
Cobb Recipient of Prestigious Fowler Award
Terrence L. Cobb, Director of the Department of Codes and Building Safety for Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., was presented the prestigious Bobby J. Fowler Award during the Annual Banquet of the 2010 ICC Annual Conference in Charlotte. The Fowler Award, which honors the memory of the first chairman of the Code Council Board of Directors, is given to an individual whose contributions to the building safety and fire prevention industry advance the Council’s goals in achieving a safer and sustainable built environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the recipient’s focus beyond local or regional concerns to issues and activities that span the globe. Read More.
Weiland: Moving the Ball Forward
Despite the difficult economic climate, CEO Rick Weiland said the Code Council was able to overcome challenges of the past year while maintaining the organization’s mission and its role in supporting Members.
“In many ways we have moved the ball forward,” Weiland told delegates during the 2010 Annual Business Meeting, “even in the face of a difficult economy that has especially impacted local and state governments and the entire construction industry.
“We restored member benefits in a more cost-effective and sustainable fashion including chapter training benefits and the redesigned electronic version of the Building Safety Journal,” Weiland continued. “As we bring the year to a close, we remain cautious regarding projected revenues and accordingly are keeping a close watch on spending.”
Weiland pointed to recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile as ongoing evidence of the importance of code adoptions and enforcement worldwide.
“We only need to compare the 230,000 deaths in Haiti last January to 500 deaths a few weeks later in Chile to see that good codes and good code enforcement save lives,” Weiland said. “As I travel across the country, and as our staff interacts with you, we continue to be inspired and humbled by your contributions to the safety of our communities, your dedication to professionalism and customer service, and the belief in your mission regardless of public recognition.” Read More.
Brothers, Dupler, Piester Elected Officers, Six Named as Board Directors
James L. Brothers, Building Director for the city of Decatur, Ala., was elected President of the International Code Council Board of Directors during the Annual Business Meeting of the 2010 ICC Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. Brothers, who previously served as Vice President of the Code Council Board, serves on the Legislative and Codes Advisory Council for the American Society of Interior Design and is Past President of the North Alabama Code Officials Association and the Code Officials Association of Alabama.
In 1997, Brothers was the recipient of the Alabama Code Official of the Year Award, and was presented the COAA Distinguished Service Award in 1999. Under his leadership, the city of Decatur was the first in the United States to adopt the ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities. In 2005, Brothers was first appointed to the ICC Board of Directors. Read More.