The International Code Council honored the following individuals and groups for furthering the cause of building safety, fire prevention, safe construction and code enforcement during its annual conference:

  • Rick Vognild, retired director of technical services for Southern Building Code Congress International, received the Bobby J. Fowler Award for his contributions to the development of the International Codes.

  • Donald “Mickey” Arp of Chattanooga, TN, received the Code Official of the Year Award for his work to further the cause of building safety.

  • Retired Fire Marshal Robert Davidson of South Brunswick, NJ, received the ICC Fire Service Award.

  • Jill Gray, permit technical for Farmers Branch, TX, was presented with a Community Service Award for her commitment to local charities.

  • Members of the Washington Association of Building Officials also received a Community Service Award for their work in coordinating with the state of Washington to provide assistance to Gulf Coast communities following Hurricane Katrina.

  • Shirley Muns, code specialist, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, received the ICC Affiliate Award for her support of code development and building safety.

  • California Building Officials was named the ICC Chapter of the Year for working in partnership with the California Office of Emergency Services to activate CALBO Call-Out, a mutual aid program to coordinate disaster response volunteers.

  • Four merit awards were presented to the following ICC chapters: Association of Minnesota Building Officials, Heart of America Chapter, Idaho Association of Building Officials and North Texas Chapter.