The AZBO Annual Business Meeting, July 13th through July 15th, was a huge success! The meeting was held at the beautiful Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona. It opened with a golf tourney at the Oak Creek Country Club organized by Steve Brown and sponsored by: AZBO, Brown & Associates, Salt River Project, Shums Coda and Stantec. Chapter meetings followed in the afternoon, the night wrapped up with a Hospitality Night sponsored by Brown & Associates. Wednesday and Thursday featured a presentation by Dr. Paul Melendez from the Eller College of Management at the U of A on the Enterprise Performance Model (EPM). As always, Dr. Melendez initiated interactive conversations mixed with hi-jinks offering the participants the chance to put the training into their own words. Wednesday’s Annual Awards dinner was sponsored by Brown & Associates and SRP. It was lively and a great opportunity to recognize many of the people who volunteer their time and effort for AZBO.
Thursday wrapped up with the Annual Business Meeting: active committees provided reports, Chariman Brian Uthe delivered the State of AZBO address indicating the organization is financially sound. The Chapter reports followed with Amy Palmer presenting for the Grand Canyon Chapter, Larry Taylor presenting for the Central Chapter, and Dave Spurlock presenting for the Southern Chapter- all are sound. The election of officers followed: Brian Uthe became Immediate Past Chairman; Steve White became Chairman; Don Brown became Vice-Chairman; Amy Palmer became Treasurer; and Dave Spurlock became Secretary. Officers were installed by Tom Peterson, Board Member for the International Code Council. Congratulations to all! Thanks to all our incredible sponsors!
The ICC Conference and Hearings
The annual ICC Conference and Code Public Comment Hearings take place September 19th to the 28th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Several of our members are planning to attend. The ICC Board of Directors Meeting takes place on the 18th. Membership Council Meetings take place on Sunday morning and Regional Meetings take place Sunday afternoon with a reception to follow. Monday begins with the ICC ABM followed by Committee and Council Meetings. Tuesday starts the Public Comment Hearings and is capped off with the Connections Gala. The Code Hearings continue through September 26th. I encourage all to attend the Code Hearings- this is the meat and potatoes of Code changes and updates.
The 2021 AZBO Fall Education Institute
The AZBO Fall Education Institute will be held October 11 through 13, IN PERSON at the Double Tree Hilton in Mesa! 16 classes will be offered over the three-day Institute followed by a slate of virtual offerings into November. Please take advantage of these IN PERSON classes. This is a great opportunity for learning, networking and advancement!
Be Safe Out There
Steve White, AZBO Chairman