Becky Baker recognized as 2017 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year
Award is presented to an individual whose contributions advance the code enforcement profession and ICC's mission
|Becky Baker (right) receives the 2017 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award from ICC Awards Committee Chairman Richard Truitt during the ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.|
|The Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award is awarded to an individual whose contributions advance the code enforcement profession and ICC’s mission. The award is presented in honor of the founders of the three model code organizations: Albert H. Baum, M.L. Clement and Phil Roberts. The 2017 Code Official of the Year Award was given to Becky Baker, director of building safety for Jefferson County, Colo. An honorary member of the Code Council, Becky has chaired and served on several code development and member committees and has been a governmental member of ICC since 1984. |
An honorary member of ICC who has served on the board of one of ICC's legacy predecessors, Baker is truly the embodiment of the ICC mission. Baker's dedication and overwhelming positive influence have helped to shape Jefferson County, Colo., as the "gateway to the Rockies." She possesses the unique combination of character, knowledge and skill necessary to be a great code official.
She has chaired the Building Official Membership Council, served on many committees during her years of service and is an active participant in the code development process.
"I am fortunate to have been part of a great team," said Baker upon accepting the award. "It takes a team to get where we're at and to do our jobs every day."
She recognized her colleagues at Jefferson County, the four ICC chapters in Colorado, and various building, fire and plumbling officials and permit technicians who all serve as valuable resources that do much work that benefits the community.
"Take a look around this room, the folks at each of these tables, and the amazing amount of knowledge and expertise that you're willing to share," she continued. "When you look at all of that, I'm actually a really small piece of a really great team. As your team mate, and your colleague, I thank you all very much. I'm grateful for all of you."
Baker has left an indelible mark on the Code Council and has been a mentor and inspiration to many. In all apsects of her life, she champions the mission of the International Code Council.