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June 22, 2022

SN-ICC Voting Members OK 2022/2023 Budget

SN-ICC Secretary/Treasurer Dana MacAllister presented the Chapter's proposed fiscal 2022/2023 budget at the Membership Meeting in June at Sierra Gold.

Following the presentation, the Chapter's eligible voting members unanimously voted to approve the annual budget, which goes into effect July 1.

The Board of Directors developed the budget, beginning in May, with input from the Chapter's Finance and Asset Review Committee, the Chapter's committee chairpersons and the members.

The Chapter plans to increase spending in several key areas,including education, membership activities, public outreach and ICC programs.

Click here to view the 2022/2023 budget.

Chapter Supports Plumbing Apprenticeship

The Chapter's board of directors and members voted to provide the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Nevada with a grant of $10,000 to benefit the PHCC of Nevada Education Foundation Joint Apprenticeship Training Program.

The organization requested the grant from SN-ICC to help pay for desperately needed items for the instructors and students in the program - new laptop computers, classroom projectors, video camcorder and some miscellaneous computer accessories.

Since 1991, the organization has operated a successful 4-year, Nevada-state registered plumbing apprenticeship program, which has graduated more than 140 journeyman plumbers; currently, 79 students are enrolled.

Pictured above at the ceremonial check presentation, to the right, are President Michael Cunningham, Past President Terry Kozlowski, 1st Vice President Matthew Brewer and Immediate Past President Arben Dema, with members of the PHCC on Nevada board of directors.

Chapter Observes ICC Building Safety Month

The Chapter was pleased to participate, once again, in Building Safety Month, a campaign of the International Code Council, that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The Chapter secured Building Safety Month proclamations from the governor and the councils and commissions of jurisdictions in Southern Nevada, thanks primarily to the efforts of member, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

In addition, the Chapter issued Building Safety Month e-newsletters during each of the four weeks of May. Building Safety Month was the theme of the May Membership Meeting; BSM materials were displayed at the meeting.

Click here to learn more about the ICC Building Safety Month campaign.

SN-ICC members Nat Hodgson and Amanda Moss, pictured on the right, of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, presented the Building Safety Month proclamations they secured from the governor and local jurisdictions to the Chapter board of directors at the May Membership Meeting.

The proclamations were submitted to ICC for the campaign.

Building Safety Month materials were displayed at the May Membership Meeting. Pictured below, member Benita Crook of the City of Las Vegas,won a raffle prize of a heavy-duty ABC-rated fire extinguisher.

Pictured below, City of Las Vegas Building Official Kevin McOsker, was interviewed about Building Safety Month during a Chapter special membership event at an Aviators game in April. McOsker is a past secretary/treasurer on the SN-ICC board of directors.

Chapter Distributes Annual Swim Grants

The Chapter has completed distribution of the annual Toddler Swimming Lesson Grant funds to local government jurisdictions that offer the swimming lessons this season.

The Chapter budgets $22,500 to provide annual grants of $2,500 to each jurisdiction that offers the swimming safety program.The budget amount was increased to $27,000 for fiscal 2022/2023.

SN-ICC created the program in 2009 to advocate for toddler pool safety. Drowning accidents are the leading cause of death and accidents of children under the age of 5, according to the National Safety Council.

The program is coordinated by the Chapter's Public Outreach Committee, chaired by Boulder City Building Official Nathan Ball.

Pictured above, SN-ICC President Michael Cunningham, center, presents a ceremonial check for $2,500 to the City of Henderson City Council.

SN-ICC members are committed to reducing child drowning deaths and recognize that teaching toddlers to swim is one of the best ways to reduce such deaths.

Plans for EduCode 2023 Under Way

The EduCode Committee, under the leadership of Director Alan Ellis, has already started the work to prepare for the 2023 EduCode Conference and Expo, which is scheduled for February 27 to March 3 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

The Committee expects to complete the class brochure by the end of the month, after which it will be posted on the EduCode and SN-ICC websites, and provided to past attendees.

Once again, classes will be offered in person and online.The EduCode Technical Committee is working on logistics for the online classes.

More than a dozen companies and organizations have already inquired about sponsorship opportunities.

Please watch your email Inbox for upcoming EduCode announcements. If you have any questions or need additional information about EduCode, please contact EduCode Director Alan Ellis at

SN-ICC Salutes the 2022 EduCode Sponsors

American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE)


Bureau Veritas


Clariti Government Permitting and Licensing Software


Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute


England Training Division



4 Leaf Inc.




Hoover Treated Wood Products


International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)


International Code Council (ICC)

International Firestop Council

Interwest Group








Shums Coda Associates


Single Ply Roofing Industry


Smoke Guard Systems




True North Compliance Services


West Coast Code Consultants



SN-ICC Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

The Chapter's Scholarship Subcommittee, chaired by Michael Gentille of PCNA Group, has completed judging the applications for SN-ICC scholarship funds, and awarded nearly 20 deserving local high school, college and graduate students a total of $50,000 in scholarship funds to use toward their academic degree programs.

Preferential scoring was given to students who attend an institution of higher education in Nevada, and pursue studies in a building-related field, such as architecture, engineering and construction management.

The students range from high school seniors entering freshman class of college to graduate students completing advanced degrees.

Based on the points the students received in the judging process, they received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 for the upcoming school year.

The Chapter thanks our 12 members who served as judges to review and score the applications.

The Scholarship Subcommittee has openings for SN-ICC members who would like to participate in the planning for the 2022/2023 academic year program.

If interested, please contact Michael Gentille at

Fire-Retardant Wood Topic of Upcoming Class

The Education Committee, chaired by 2nd Vice President Linda Gallant of the City of North Las Vegas, is organizing a class on fire-retardant wood technical characteristics and code-related applications on July 28 at the Culinary Institute of Las Vegas.

The 4-hour class, with CEU approval, will be taught by Mike Eckhoff, PhD, codes and education specialist, with Hoover Treated Wood Products.

Additional information and registration will be available in early July. The class is complimentary for SN-ICC members; $55 for non-members. 

Pictured, Mike Eckhoff, PhD, codes and education specialist, with Hoover Treated Wood Products, was the guest speaker at the Membership Meeting in May.

Members Support Baby Supplies Drive

SN-ICC was pleased to participate in a baby supplies drive, sponsored by member, HomeAid of Southern Nevada, to benefit two worthy charities - Shade Tree and Live Grace Homes. Members who attended the Membership Meeting in April generously contributed diapers, formula, bottles, wipes, sippy cups and pacifiers, plus an additional $300 in cash and checks.HomeAid of Southern Nevada, the charitable arm of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, builds and renovates housing for the homeless in metropolitan Las Vegas.The Chapter thanks our members who contributed to the baby supplies drive.

The Chapter thanks Director-at-Large and Code Development Committee Chairperson Jeff Grove, PE, FSFPE, of Coffman Engineers, for his informative presentation at the Membership Meeting in April about the code development process and plans by local jurisdictions to adopt or not adopt the 2021 codes.

Click here to view Mr. Grove's presentation.

SN-ICC members participated in a Chapter class in April about the Clark County Fault Characterization Study and the implications for code development in the area.

The class was presented by Craig M. dePolo, Phd, research geologist at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Dr. dePolo was a lead researcher on the study undertaken by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Chapter thanks the Clark County Building Department for providing its Presentation Room for the class.

Membership Update

The Chapter membership numbers continue to improved. Membership stands at 265, an increase of 28 members compared with the 2021 end-of-year total. The historic high was 385 members in 2019.

Click here for information about the many benefits of SN-ICC membership.

In Brief

The City of Las Vegas Building and Safety Department announced that starting June 6 sewer and storm drain videos can be submitted electronically to the Offsite Inspections and Testing Division and will no longer be accepted in person.The contractor can submit the files at the following website: Click here to read the City's announcement.

Board Members and Staff

Michael Cunningham, PE



Matthew Brewer

1st Vice President


Linda Gallant

2nd Vice President


Dana MacAllister, MCP, CBO


Arben Dema

Immediate Past President

Jeffrey Grove, PE, FSFPE


Matt Walker



Alan Ellis, MBA, CBO

EduCode Director


Monica Caruso

Executive Director

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