International Code Council members elected board officers and directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference and Group B Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City, Missouri. Georgia State Fire Marshal M. Dwayne Garriss was elected president of the Code Council Board; Mission Viejo, California building official Jay Elbettar was elected vice president; and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Assistant Director of Inspections and Permits William R. Bryant was elected secretary/treasurer.

“At the International Code Council, we are truly ‘Many Voices for One Purpose,’ and that purpose is to advance our mission of providing a safe built environment while serving our member jurisdictions,” Garriss said. “My predecessors launched new and successful initiatives that will greatly benefit the ICC’s and our industry’s futures. I am not about changing direction, but I am about building momentum and enhancing these goals.”

Code Council voting members also elected and re-elected representatives to sectional and at-large positions on the board.

“Members of the Code Council Board of Directors devote their time and expertise to representing the interests of code officials who are working every day to ensure public safety and resiliency in the built environment,” Code Council CEO Dominic Sims said. “We thank them for their leadership, and we thank their local jurisdictions for supporting their service to our association.”