International Code Council Elects Directors, Officers
The International Code Council elected its 2008-2009 Board of Directors and officers at the organization’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
“Our Directors devote a lot of time and energy to volunteer for the International Code Council Board,” said International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. “Their passion for building safety makes the world a safer place and makes the Code Council a stronger organization.”
Members elected Adolf Zubia President of the International Code Council Board. Zubia is Fire Chief for the city of Las Cruces, N.M. A 21-year veteran of the fire service, Zubia was first elected to the Code Council Board in 2003 and previously served as Vice President. He is Past President of the New Mexico Fire Chief’s Association and recently completed a term as Chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire and Life Safety Section.
The International Code Council’s new Vice President is Ron Lynn, C.B.O., Building Official and Director of Development Services for Clark County, Nev. Lynn has worked for Clark County since 1981 and currently oversees a department of more than 500 employees. He is a nationally recognized expert on code administration and frequently lectures on topics including building codes, building performance standards, legal aspects of building department administration and more. Lynn previously served as Code Council Secretary/Treasurer.
Jimmy Brothers, Building Director for Decatur, Ala., was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the International Code Council Board. Brothers administers and directs Decatur’s building safety program and is responsible for an $850,000 budget and 13 employees. First elected to the Code Council Board in 2005, Brothers is Past President of the Code Officials Association of Alabama and the North Alabama Code Officials Association. He was honored as Alabama’s Code Official of the Year in 1997.
Board members John Darnall, C.B.O., and John LaTorra were reelected to serve three-year terms as Directors. Darnall is Assistant Director of Development Services in Tumwater, Wash., and LaTorra serves as Building and Inspection Manager for Redwood City, Calif.
International Code Council members also elected three new representatives to the Board of Directors to serve three-year terms: Cindy Davis, C.B.O., Patrick Parsley, C.B.O. and Ravi Shah, C.B.O., Assoc. AIA. Davis is the Building Official and Zoning Officer for Butler Township, Pa., Parsley is Building Official for the city of Fairmont, Minn., and Shah is the Director of Urban Development for Carrollton, Texas.
The International Code Council Board of Directors also includes: Gregori Anderson, C.B.O.,Director of Building Safety and Regulatory Services for Chatham County, Ga.; Bill Dupler, Building Official for Chesterfield County, Va.; Greg Johnson, Building Inspector for St. Paul, Minn.; Steve Jones, C.B.O., Construction Official for Millburn Township and the Borough of Florham Park, N.J.; Barbara Koffron, Fire Marshal of the Phoenix, Ariz., Fire Department; Doug Murdock, C.B.O., Director of Building Inspections for the city of Gainesville, Fla.; Ron Piester, AIA,Director of the New York State Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration; Tim Ryan, Codes Administrator for the city of Overland Park, Kan.; and Jeff Whitney, C.B.O., Chief Building Official for Grand County, Utah. Steve Shapiro, C.B.O.,Director of Codes Compliance for Hampton, Va., becomes the Board of Directors Immediate Past President.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.