April 5, 2018 l New generation of code officials on the rise. Quanya Reese, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., is one of the many examples of young people interested in advancing in the building safety profession. Through hard work, dedication and perseverance, Reese has received certification for the International Property Maintenance Code. … Read More.

June 27, 2017 l Young Plans Examiner Enlightens Students about Code Official Career Opportunities. Rebecca Brown remembers this advice while growing up: “It’s important to find a job that makes you happy.” She knows she’s found it as a code official … Read More.

April 23, 2017 | Keeping It All In Balance for the Sake of Public Safety. When Mike Tomaselli jumps off the plane in Dallas on May 21 to meet with the Emerging Leaders Membership Council (ELMC)’s Advisory Committee, he’ll… Read More.

April 5, 2017 | New Electronic Voter Validation Site Open. The improved International Code Council's Electronic Voter Validation Site is now open, and all Primary Representatives of current ICC Governmental ...  Read More.

March 7, 2017 | 2018–2019 Code Development Cycle Schedule Available; Call for Committees. With the posting of the Final Action for the 2016 Group B Cycle, the 2018/2019 Code Development Schedule is now available. June 1 is the deadline... Read More.

Feb. 16, 2017 | Take Control of Your Career at ICC’s Training & Certification Summit. Held in conjunction with the 25th Building Professional Institute, the International Code Council’s (ICC) Training & Certification Summit, May 22-26 at the University of Texas at Arlington… Read More.

Feb. 1, 2017 | ICC Announces Theme for 37th Annual Building Safety Month. The International Code Council Family of Companies’ (ICC) theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, the 37th annual worldwide public safety campaign celebrated in May… Read More.

Nov. 14, 2016 | ICC Creates New Emerging Leaders Membership Council. The International Code Council (ICC) has created the Emerging Leaders Membership Council to give the association’s future leaders an opportunity to shape its future goals…Read More.


Emerging Leaders Membership Council

“As the newest addition to ICC’s family of Membership Councils, the bar is set high for the Emerging Leaders and we’re ready to take on that challenge!.

“The Emerging Leaders was created for a few reasons. First, it provides an opportunity to involve new, motivated and highly active members into the International Code Council. Second, it can leverage our unique skills as emerging leaders to tackle the mass exodus of Code Officials who will soon retire. Lastly, the Emerging Leaders was established to innovate, refine and assist the ICC, and all of its functions, in the most efficient and effective way possible.

“The world is changing rapidly and this is our time to ensure that our highly essential industry stands at the forefront. Come and join your colleagues and peers in making a difference in the world we live in! We look forward to sharing your passions and ideas!”

Michael Tomaselli, Chair
ELMC Governing Committee

The 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.

Governing Committee of the ICC Emerging Leaders Membership Council

Mike Tomaselli, Chair, Anne Arundel County, MD
Ben Breadmore, Vice Chair, Town of Holden, ME

John Hudgison, Columbus, GA
Elizabeth ArringtonLexington-Fayette County, KY
Rebecca Finch, Dorchester County, SC
Jesse DeAnda, City of Beverly Hills, CA
Andre Jaen, Jefferson County, CO

Staff Liaison

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

Board Liaison
Tom Peterson, ICC Board of Directors

Questions on the Council? Contact Karla Higgs.

Important Research to Emerging Leaders

There have been a number of studies and articles on mass retirements of code officials across the United States. That’s a deep concern to all at ICC, and it is a fundamental reason the ELMC was created. The studies are available below for download.