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Update on Hurricane Ian 9/30/2022
Preparing for Hurricane Ian 9/26/2022
Voter Validation Update 8/26/2022
Update on Deadly Kentucky Flooding 7/29/2022
Code Council Statement on NJ Plumbing Code Decision
Update on Gulf Coast Tornadoes 3/23/2022
Philadelphia and New York City Building Fires 1/11/2022
Update on Colorado Wildfires 1/03/2022
Update on Deadly Weekend Tornadoes 12/14/2021
Update on Tropical Depression Ida 8/31/2021
Update on Hurricane Ida 8/27/2021
Preparedness for Tropical Storm Henri 8/20/2021
Launch of Code on a Mission Challenge 7/28/2021
Code Change Proposal Submittals Open for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 International Residential Code 7/19/2021
An Open Letter to Building Safety Professionals 7/12/2021
Building Collapse in Surfside, Florida 6/24/2021
International Code Council Appoints Committees to Lead Energy Code Development 6/17/2021
Extensive Interest in IECC Development Committees 4/28/2021
Apply to serve on the 2024 IECC Development Committees 3/19/2021
A New Day in Advancing Energy Efficiency 3/4/2021
Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency 2/2/2021
Next Steps for the IECC 1/25/2021
Written Comments on IECC Now Posted 1/13/2021
Provide your thoughts about the IECC 1/5/2021
Public Comment Period on the IECC 12/18/2020
Blue Ribbon Committee Update on Preemption, Voter Guides, and the IECC 12/14/2020
Procedural Changes to the Code Development Process 11/10/2020
Making a Change to Serve You Better 10/22/2020
2019 Group B Code Cycle Appeals Concluded 10/8/2020
Appeals on Committee Reconsideration and Preemption Concluded 09/23/2020
Code Council Bylaws Committee Update 08/30/2020
Hurricane Laura 08/28/2020
Appeal hearings date change 08/27/2020
Follow up code official survey on pandemic response and needed resources 08/11/2020
Are you planning to participate in the appeal hearings? 08/07/2020
2019 Group B Code Cycle: Notice of Appeal Hearings 07/30/2020
Call for Interest: Long Term Code Development Process Committee 07/15/2020
2019 Group B Code Cycle: Notice of Appeals 07/09/2020
Code Council Blue Ribbon Committee meeting July 9 07/06/2020
Code development: A process of evolution and improvement 06/19/2020
Accuracy is an Essential Element of a Safe Built Environment 06/11/2020
Notice of Non-ALSC stamped lumber 06/08/2020
Supreme Court decision bolsters ICC’s copyright case 05/01/2020
Support Construction and Safe Buildings in Your Community 04/30/2020
2019 Group B Cycle Report Now Available 04/08/2020
We Are Here For You Virtually 03/17/2020
Next Steps in the Code Development Process 03/16/2020
Service Updates from the International Code Council (Coronavirus) 03/13/2020
Coronavirus 03/10/2020
Group B Code Changes Update 02/14/2020
Pete Gaynor Confirmed to Lead FEMA 01/15/2020
Significant Funding for Building Safety Priorities 12/19/2019
FEMA Publishes Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance 12/10/2019
The code development process is open, balanced and inclusive 10/30/2019
Take action today on untested smoke alarms 10/03/2019
The Importance of Copyright Protection 08/01/2019
Chicago City Council votes to modernize building code 04/11/2019
Building Codes and Disaster Mitigation 10/18/2018
From Response to Recovery 09/25/2018
Preparing for Hurricane Florence 09/12/2018
Federal Cost Share Reform Incentive Update 02/28/2018
Building Codes and Pre-Disaster Mitigation in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 02/09/2018
New Resource on Combustible Exterior Wall “Cladding” Systems Network 10/27/2017
ICC Stands Ready to Help with Hurricane Irma 09/05/2017
Hurricane Harvey Code Heroes Housing Network 09/01/2017
The Code Council Ramps Up Help to the Victims of Hurricane Harvey 08/30/2017
Hurricane Harvey Projected to Hit the Texas Coast Soon 08/25/2017
Updated Codes Are Key to Safe, Resilient Buildings and Communities 07/19/2017

On January 14, 2020, the Senate voted to confirm Pete Gaynor to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an 81-8 vote. Gaynor has served as FEMA's acting administrator since March 9, 2019 and prior to that, the Agency's deputy administrator.

Before joining FEMA, Gaynor was appointed director of Rhode Island's Emergency Management Agency by Governor Gina Raimondo in January 2015. During his tenure in Rhode Island, Gaynor advised the governor on emergency management policy and served as the principal liaison between FEMA and local emergency management offices through the state. Gaynor also has an extensive military background and served 26 years as an enlisted Marine and Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Gaynor holds a bachelor's degree in history from Rhode Island College and a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He is also a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Executive Leaders Program.

The confirmation of Peter Gaynor comes at a critical time. With his vision for a strong and interconnected emergency management framework, which is essential to effective disaster mitigation, the Code Council is grateful to have him leading the Agency. As efforts that are foremost in the work of our association, the Code Council will continue to advocate for FEMA's focus on pre-disaster mitigation, training and its work towards establishing resilient communities nationwide.

The Code Council congratulates Mr. Gaynor in his new appointment, and we look forward to continuing to work with FEMA, our members and our partners to aid in efforts to improve building safety and resilience.

To learn more about Peter Gaynor, click here.