Zubia, Lynn and Brothers Elected Officers; Director Positions Filled on Board

Adolf A. Zubia, Fire Chief for the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was elected President of the International Code Council Board of Directors during yesterday’s Annual Business Meeting. A member of the ICC Board since 2003, Zubia oversees 122 personnel and a $10.5 million annual budget for the City of Las Cruces. He is Chair of the Fire and Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Immediate Past President of the New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association.

Ronald L. Lynn, Building Official and Director of Development Services for Clark County, Nevada, was elected Vice President of the Board. Lynn also serves on the International Accreditation Service Board of Directors and acts as a liaison between the two boards. A Certified Building Official, Lynn is Chairman of the Nevada Organization of Building Officials, Nevada Earthquake Safety Council, and the Western States Seismic Policy Council’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction Committee.

James L. Brothers, Director of the Decatur, Alabama, Building Department, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Board. Alabama’s Code Official of the Year in 1997, Brothers 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.

John Darnall and John LaTorra were re-elected to three-year terms on the Board. Darnall is Assistant Director of Development Services for the City of Tumwater, Washington. LaTorra serves as Building and Inspection Manager for Redwood City, California.

Other Board members elected to three-year terms were: Patrick Parsley, Building Official for the City of Fairmont, Minnesota; Ravi Shah, Director of Urban Development for the City of Carrollton, Texas; and Cindy Davis, Building Official and Zoning Officer for Butler Township, Pennsylvania.

Voting members approved Amendment 1-2008 to the Code Council Bylaws. The measure would provide six seats on the Board of Directors that would be elected from geographical areas of the country. Membership did not approve proposed bylaw changes to add two public interest seats to the Board.

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Code Council Immediate Past President Steven I. Shapiro (left) welcomes newly elected Board Officers President Adolf A. Zubia, Vice President Ronald L. Lynn and Secretary/Treasurer James L. Brothers.