Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding example of a mentor or leader who helped "blaze a trail" for the next generation of building safety professionals.

The recipient of the 2023 Trailblazer Award is Silvia Gonzales, District Supervisor, CPED Construction Code Services, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Previous Trailblazer Award Recipients

2022: Kelly Janis

2021: Frederick "Rick" Herzberger

See Code Council Awards Program page for nomination information and deadlines.