ICC board spring meeting highlights
The International Code Council Board of Directors held its annual spring meeting on April 27, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M., in conjunction with the Code Council’s Committee Action Hearings for the Group B codes. Present at the meeting were Board President William “Bill” Bryant, the board’s senior officers and directors, Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, and Code Council senior staff, special guests and members of the audience. During this meeting, the board covered a wide variety of issues, including the following notable items:
2025 Strategic Planning Presentation and Work Group Session
The Code Council’s current strategic plan ends this year. The strategic plan helps to ensure that the Code Council is forward thinking, financially stable and ready to handle upcoming changes in the building safety industry. In order to update the Code Council’s plan and discuss the direction of the association over the next five years, the board participated in a substantial 2025 strategic planning presentation that included a working group session facilitated by strategic consultant Minding Your Business. The presentation summarized the consultant’s research thus far, which include membership surveys and interviews with staff, members and strategic partners, and their recommendations moving forward.
The subsequent working group sessions — composed of board members, staff and select Past Presiding Officers — focused on business growth, digitization and membership. These focus groups discussed in detail the Code Council’s business model, mission and advocacy strategy.
Using the information presented and developed during these sessions, the board and staff will continue to focus efforts on the development of the 2025 Strategic Plan, including a visioning workshop with senior leaders in May. The board will give final approval of the updated strategic plan during its July 2019 meeting. After final approval, the Code Council will release the 2025 strategic plan details to staff and members.
Meeting Minutes Discussion
The board discussed the current style of its meeting minutes, which are the official record of corporate actions taken during its meetings. Although the minutes include a basic, succinct summary of each agenda item and board action and document the board’s compliance with proper meeting procedures, they do not serve as a detailed story of everything said or deliberated. After discussing the historical and legal purposes of meeting minutes and their discoverability in litigation, the board approved the practice of adding a brief summary of its deliberation into the minutes for each open session agenda item.
Awards and Honorary Members Committee Recommendations
The board discussed and approved the Awards and Honorary Members Committees’ recommended nominees for the 2019 year, whose names will be made available to the public as part of the 2019 Annual Conference.
Technical Committee Appointments
The board approved appointments to the ICC 900 Solar Thermal Standard Consensus Committee. Individual appointment emails are forthcoming.
In addition to these actions, representatives from the National Association of Home Builders and Randy Fiser, chief executive officer of the American Society of Interior Designers, presented to the board regarding their current and upcoming initiatives.
The next in-person board meeting will take place on July 20, 2019, in Denver, Colo. Information on upcoming and previous board meetings can be found here.