City seeks volunteer to serve on Building and Fire Code Commission
November 17, 2023
The City of Vancouver is seeking a qualified community member to fill one vacancy on its Building and Fire Code Commission (BFCC). Applications must be submitted by Nov. 30.
The BFCC is a volunteer commission of at least five members that makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council about changes to, or adoption of, city building and fire codes. Commission duties include:
- Conduct public meetings as needed to complete commission business
- Investigate building code, fire code and construction-related issues
- Recommend construction and fire prevention regulations related to Title 16 and 17 of the Vancouver Municipal Code
- Review all proposed new codes or changes to existing building and fire code and make recommendations to Vancouver City Council prior to its action
- Hear and resolve disputes related to building and fire code
All applicants must also be available for a phone interview with the Vancouver City Council.
The BFCC is “on call” and meets as needed, with one mandatory meeting per year. This vacancy is for a mid-term appointment that will expire in 2025.
City residency is not a requirement to serve. However, per the requirements of Vancouver Municipal Code, applicants must have a background or experience representing specific areas in the building or fire code and/or the construction industry. The City is specifically seeking people to serve who represent the following: professional structural engineer, professional mechanical engineer, general building contractor, residential contractor, mechanical contractor, plumbing contractor, building material supplier, construction industry union representative or public at-large.
Applications may be submitted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request a printed application or for further information, contact the Boards and Commissions Coordinator at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-487-8600.
Visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/government/boards-commissions to learn more about the City’s advisory boards and commissions.