City of Sacramento awarded Building Department of the Year

California Building Officials honor Sacramento’s Building Division for 2016-17 achievements.

On March 22, 2017, the Building Division of the Community Development Department was presented with the California Building Officials (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. The Building Department of the Year recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year.

“I am proud of the accomplishments the Building team has fulfilled this past year,” said Winfred DeLeon, Chief Building Official. “We have a great team who cares about helping our customers and the City of Sacramento.”

As an organization of building departments, CALBO bestows this honor upon the entire jurisdictional team that works hard to serve California communities. Selection criteria is based equally upon achievement in the following areas: Community Affairs and Service, Philanthropy, Innovation and Technology, Educational Achievement in Building/Code Technology, and Code Development and Legislative/Government Affairs.

“Being awarded Building Department of the Year validates the hard work of our staff and the dedication we have to being innovative and proactive in the development process,” said Ryan DeVore, Director of Community Development. “This honor truly motivates our department to continue to be the best it can be.”

Founded in 1962, CALBO is a nonprofit professional association of city and county building departments and industry representatives. Their mission is to promote public health and safety in building construction through responsible legislation, education and building code development.  They are the largest chapter of International Code Council (ICC) and represent approximately 95% of the 58 counties and 482 municipalities in California.

The Building Department of the Year Award was presented before City Council on March 28, 2017.

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