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Happy Holidays!

In observance of the Christmas holiday, state offices are closed Dec. 23-25. On behalf of the staff of the Department of Housing and Community Development, we wish you and yours a safe and very Merry Christmas !

International Code Council Government Relations Monthly Update

The December update is now available on the DHCD website at http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/images/SBC/MonthlyICC-Report.pdf .  This monthly update provides an overview of pertinent ICC topics and issues from a government relations point of view that code enforcement personnel and others might find of interest. It also features the list of brief abstracts that can be quickly consumed with additional […]

Permit Techs recieve VBCOA award

At the annual conference of Virginia Building Code Officials Association held earlier this month, President Kris Bridges presented awards for meritorious service to Mary Huffman and Linda Nesselrodt.  Before the awards were presented, Bridges made the following comments: “For the last 18 months, they have been co-chairs of VBCOA’s first ad hoc committee for permit […]

VBCOA Presents Jack A. Proctor Meritorious Service Award to DHCD’s Emory Rodgers

At the annual conference of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association (VBCOA) held earlier this month in Front Royal, the organization presented their prestigious Jack A. Proctor Meritorious Service Award for Long-Term Special Achievement to Emory Rodgers, deputy director of building and fire regulations for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. In presenting […]

Lets talk holiday safety…

With the holidays upon us it seems like a perfect time to talk about holiday decoration safety. As many of us know, the holiday season is an increased time for house fires and other tragedies. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Christmas tree and holiday decoration fires result in twice the injuries and five […]

VBCOA presents Public Service Award to DHCD Director Bill Shelton

At the annual conference of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association (VBCOA), the organization presented their prestigious Public Service Award to Bill Shelton, director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Kris Bridges, president of VBCOA, presented the award to Shelton in recognition of his long-standing support of the Virginia Building Code Officials […]

VBCOA elects new officers

At the annual conference of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association (VBCOA) held earlier this month in Front Royal, the VBCOA membership elected four new leaders. Elected as president of VBCOA — Cathy Cook, Building Official, Town of Blacksburg Elected as first vice president — Sean Farrell, Code Compliance Supervisor, County of Prince William Elected […]