The position of Building Official carries an enormous responsibility, ensuring that the buildings in which people live, work, learn and play are constructed safely. Founded in 1956, the OBOA is a self-governing, not-for-profit association for Building Officials in the Province of Ontario. We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of professionalism in the field of building code enforcement and building safety; while promoting uniform code interpretation and enforcement, through training and education services, and related committee work. This association represents over 2000 members and strives to represent these professionals as well as being committed to maintaining the highest degree of professionalism.
This Board works diligently at representing the membership and promoting these ideals. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. I recognize the trust that has been placed in me and am excited about serving this Board, and our membership as a whole. I look forward to the challenges that this position has to offer and the growth that it will foster.
In my first year as a member of the Board, I was assigned the portfolios of the Code Review Committee and the Rural Affairs Committee. In the second year of my first term, I was given the responsibility of overseeing the Certification and Maintenance Committees while also retaining the Rural Affairs Committee. During this year I began the revamping of our Certification Program. Now in the middle of my second term on the Board, I continue to Chair the Certification, Maintenance and Rural Affairs Committees. With the second half of my second term set to begin, the structure of the Board has changed with Dean passing the gavel to Leo.
But some things remain the same ... ie: my portfolios are not changing. The main focus of this year will be the continuing development of a new Certification Program. Please stay abreast of the developments and offer your thoughts and suggestions as we begin to execute our Strategic Plan 2012+.
These committees are set up to represent the members. If there are any questions, comments or concerns that you may have in these areas (or any other for that matter), please feel free to contact me. I look forward to serving you, the membership.
|2009||Diploma in Municipal Administration (AMCTO)|
|2008-Present||OBOA Board of Directors|
|2005-2008||Chair, Brant County Chapter, OBOA|
|1994-1998||Secretary, Brant County Chapter, OBOA|
|1990-Present||Employee - City of Brantford Building Department - Currently Senior Plans Examiner|