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In the midst of an unprecedented technological revolution, there is still great value in face-to-face interaction, particularly with an organization such as the International Code Council that relies so much on Member and stakeholder engagement to achieve our goals, mission and vision and to maintain the Code Council’s position as a leader in the building safety and fire prevention industry. As part of the ongoing quality control and improvement of the Code Council’s National Certification Program, the Certified Building Official (CBO) Examination Development Committee and staff recently met at the Birmingham, Ala., office to review and update the electronic exhibits used for CBO exam modules. These updates will be implemented in early 2017, and will continue to strengthen the credibility and applicability of Code Council Certifications to our Members and industry stakeholders. Also visiting the Birmingham office at the same time was newly-elected Code Council Board of Directors President Dwayne Garriss, who took a few moments to speak and thank the committee members and staff for their valuable service. As the Georgia State Fire Marshal, Dwayne has adopted the theme for his presidential term, “Many Voices for One Purpose,” which is intended to further unite the various stakeholder groups within the Code Council, and to continue an array of initiatives such as fostering and mentoring the next generation of code and fire service officials. In another direction, I recently joined Code Council staff member Ron Piester and Board Director Alan Boswell for a new “In Your Neighborhood” initiative in nearby Huntsville, Ala., which included visiting the Association of North Alabama Code Officials Chapter meeting, touring the local building department with Chapter Treasurer David Price, and meeting with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Manager John Ham- UPDATE to the MEMBERS Dominic Sims, CBO Chief Excecutive Officer International Code Council (L-R) David Price, Building Plans Examiner, City of Huntsville, Huntsville City Manager John Hamilton, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, and Code Council CEO Dominic Sims. OCTOBER 2016 | 44


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