Friday, May 18, 2012

Building Officials Association Elects 1st Female President, declares Building Safety Month

Michelle Hawkins, 1st female President of the BOASC

After 61 years of incorporation, the Building Officials Association of South Carolina (BOASC) has elected Michelle Hawkins as its 1st female President.  Ms. Hawkins, employed by the City of North Charleston Building Department, was sworn in at the association’s 61st Annual Educational Conference on May 8, 2012.

Governor Nikki Haley proclaimed the month of May as “Building Safety Month,” and the BOASC celebrates the month by recognizing key objectives, including the promotion of maximum safety of life, health, and property at a minimum cost and creates a better public understanding and appreciation of the building regulations and their importance to the safety, health and prosperity of communities.

Also during the annual conference, the BOASC elected a new board of directors: Mike Smith of Richland County as Vice President; Buddy Skinner of Laurens County as Secretary; Chris Lee of Myrtle Beach as Treasurer; John W. Wasson, Jr. of the City of Greenville as Immediate Past President; Chris Stover as Upper State Representative; Rick Hallman Central State Representative; Patrick Brown Coastal Code Representative; Tommy Holcombe Tri-County Representative; Melissa Hopkins At-Large Representative; Charlie Coker Plumbing, Gas & Mechanical Representative; and Tara Stimpson of the Permit Tech Association.

About BOASC
The BOASC is a Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC) and a member of the ICC Region 8 Chapter, consisting of building officials of SC, NC, TN, and GA.  BOASC brings together individuals engaged in the administration and enforcement of building and other related codes, to share information, exchange ideas and discuss mutual problems.  BOASC encourages and assists in efficient administration and enforcement of building and related codes, and to uphold the prestige of Municipal and County Building Officials and the Inspection profession.

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