|ICC Voting Members elect 2016-2017 Board officers, directors.|
|The 2016-2017 International Code Council Board of Directors Officers, elected by the ICC Members during the 2016 Annual Business Meeting, are President M. Dwayne Garriss (second from right), Georgia State Fire Marshal; Vice President Jay Elbettar (second from left), P.E., CBO, Building Official, city of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Secretary/Treasurer William R. Bryant (left), MCP, CBO, Assistant Director of Inspections and Permits Department of Anne Arundel County, Md.; and Immediate Past President Alex Olszowy III (right), Building Inspector Manager, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Ky.|
|International Code Council Voting Members elected Board Officers and Directors during the association's Annual Business Meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Voting Members also elected representatives to sectional and at-large positions on the board.
Georgia State Fire Marshal M. Dwayne Garriss was elected President of the ICC Board. As the Chief of the Safety Fire Commissioner's Office, Garriss coordinates activates of the various industries regulated by the Safety Fire Commissioner throughout the state of Georgia. With an educational background in architecture and after beginning his career as a Mechanical Engineer Project Manager, Garriss relocated to the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner in 1988 as a Fire Safety Engineer. Since 1993, until he was appointed as the Georgia State Fire Marshal in 2011, Garriss served in the position of Assistant State Fire Marshal overseeing the Engineering and Inspection Division and the licensing of fire suppression contractors, inspectors and special hazard system technicians.
Garriss 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 initiatives, including fostering and mentoring the next generation of code and fire service officials.
Garriss is a past chair of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council Governance Committee and has served on two exam development committees, the Codes Correlating Committee, and the Joint Fire Service Review Committee.
Jay Elbettar, Building Official for the city Mission Viejo, Calif., was elected Vice President of the ICC Board. Elbettar manages and directs the operation of the Mission Viejo building division through Charles Abbott Associates, including plan check, inspections, counter operations and permit issuance. From 1997-2010, he was the Director of Building and Safety for the city of Newport Beach, Calif., and has served on numerous ICC Board committees.
William R. Bryant, Assistant Director of Inspections and Permits for Anne Arundel County, Md., was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the ICC Board. He holds several Maryland State licenses as well as ICC certifications, including Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official.
|Pictured (from left): Michael Wich, Chief Building Official for the South Central Planning and Development Commission in Houma, La.; Tom Peterson, Assistant State Building Official with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management; Cindy Davis, Deputy Director of the Division of Building and Fire Regulations for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Brenda Thompson, Manager of Building Inspections for the Clark County, Nev., Department of Building and Fire Prevention; Shirley Ellis, Energy Code Specialist, Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; and Alan Boswell, Chief Building Official for the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
Members also elected and re-elected representatives to sectional and at-large positions on the ICC Board.
Tom Peterson was elected to represent Section C for a three-year term on the ICC Board. Section C includes the states of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mexico. Peterson serves as the Assistant State Building Official with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management.
Alan Boswell, Chief Building Official for the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was re-elected to represent Section F for a three-year term on the ICC Board. Section F includes the states of Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Caribbean.
Brenda Thompson and Michael Wich were re-elected to at-large, three-year-term positions on the ICC Board. Thompson is the Manager of Building Inspections for the Clark County, Nev., Department of Building and Fire Prevention. Wich is the Chief Building Official for the South Central Planning and Development Commission in Houma, La. He was appointed in February to fill the unexpired term of former Board Member Lynn Underwood.
Cindy Davis was elected to an at-large, three-year-term position on the ICC Board. Davis currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Division of Building and Fire Regulations for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. A former ICC Board Member, she is Chair of ICC's Professional Development Council, a member on ICC's Ad hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings, and former Chair of the Code Development Review Committee (CDRAC).
Shirley Ellis, Energy Code Specialist with the Energy System Laboratory at the Texas A&M University Experiment Station, was elected to an at-large, two-year-term position on the ICC Board. Ellis has more than 35 years of experience in building codes and standards, regulations and energy efficiency, including eight years on the International Energy Conservation Code — Code Development Committee and Interpretations Committee, 15 years as a subject matter expert for the Code Council, and 14 years as a building official/inspector in several Texas cities.
ICC Board Members not standing for election this year are: