Emerging Leaders Membership Council

The Emerging Leaders Membership Council (ELMC) is a place created within ICC to accelerate motivated young professionals on a path to future leadership. It represents an opportunity to connect our current leaders with new talent and perspectives in hopes that we can shake-up convention and redefine success. It is a vehicle for those involved to grow professionally and create connections that will last a lifetime as those new members grow into involved and experienced mentors. Read more

We intend to grow our numbers, our involvement and our voice as we encourage our members to develop and learn. We hope that industry leaders will help us by sharing their experiences and teaching us the value of ICC as an institution in building safety.

Every single ICC member is welcome to our council. Please join us in a journey that will change lives, communities and careers for years to come.

–Andre Jaen, Past Chair
ELMC Governing Committee


The Emerging Leader Membership Council (ELMC) is open to all ICC Members but is focused specifically on Members age 35 and under and/or those Members who have been in a codes enforcement-related profession for less than 10 years. If you're looking to network with peers, to learn how to become more involved in professional activities and influence the direction of ICC will take in the future, enroll in the Emerging Leaders Membership Council today. Simply fill out the enrollment form, and ICC will be in touch with more details.


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January 30, 2023 l January marks National Mentoring Month. It's a month dedicated to amplifying, encouraging and strengthening mentorship opportunities. Read more.

January 9, 2023 l Deadline to submit nominees for annual ICC Trailblazer Award is March 5. 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. Apply here.

December 16, 2022 l "Building Safety Starts with You!" Code Council’s 43rd Building Safety Month invites the public to engage with building safety on a personal, local and global level. Read more.

December 1, 2022 l Changes in code development process uses one combined Online Governmental Consensus Vote. Check out this infographic on the new process compared to the current process. Also, read the Frequently Asked Questions section which goes into significant detail. Read more.

November 15, 2022 l Event exposes youth to construction industry careers. “Those students came ready. They were curious and eager to learn.” Read more.

November 9, 2022 l This year’s Trailblazer Award is presented to Kelly Janis. “Helping the next generation is paramount. It’s all about community, which is family. What I do is business and it’s personal. My goal is to bring the humanity back into government.” Read more.

November 1, 2022 l Today’s construction students are the builders of tomorrow. Educating construction students on sustainable building practices is an excellent step for implementing them throughout the industry. Read more.

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The International Code Council Trailblazer Award recognizes an outstanding example of a mentor or leader who helped "blaze a trail" for the next generation of building safety professionals.

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Want to comment on the latest Emerging Leadership Membership Council news and discuss related emerging leadership activities? Visit ICC's discussion forums today!


Search all Membership Council documents for current and past information.

 Governing Committee

John 'JC' Hudgison, Chair, Tampa, FL
Kevin Gore, Vice Chair, West Chester Borough, PA
Cole Cloward, Secretary, Grand County, UT
Allison Cook, Past Chair, City of Arlington, VA
Jacinda Cheatham, Massillon, OH
Gregory Gilbert, Portland, ME
Cody Gunn, Perry, GA
Brett Hanes, Henry County, GA
Tyler Jennings, Richland, WA
Cecilia Muela, Santa Rosa, CA
Bonnie Muhigirwa, Aspen, CO

Board Liaison
Ben Breadmore, ICC Board of Directors

Staff Liaison
Richard Hauffe, Senior Regional Manager, Government Relations, International Code Council

Questions on the Council? Contact Ron Piester


Safety 2.0
The Code Council’s signature initiative to welcome a new generation of leaders to the building safety profession.

Building Safety Leadership Experience
An opportunity for members to engage with leaders and stakeholders at the Annual Conference and Expo.

Building Safety Career Path
 This Code Council initiative sets out the path for a successful career in building safety.
Your Building Safety career awaits.


Mentor Program
Participate in the valuable Mentor Program and help strengthen the future of construction trades.

Technical Training Program (TTP)
 An education program based on the International Residential Code® (IRC®) divided into six disciplines.

Chapter Leadership Academy
An event for ICC chapter leaders to strengthen leadership skills, network and discuss best practices.


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Code of Honor Scholarships
Provides funding to Governmental Member Voting Representatives seeking to engage in Public Comment Hearings.

Vote for Your Codes
This campaign challenges new professionals to participate in the code development process.