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Please add the NMCOA email address to your mailbox as future emails may be sent through this address. 


January 17, 2020 Meeting Details  

NMCOA will meet at Jay’s Sporting Goods Headwaters Meeting Room located in Gaylord on January 17, 2020. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and end later in the afternoon. The program to be presented is as follows:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2015 MRC – Fire Separation Construction  CP-18-00172

4 hours Plan Review Credit for BI, BO/PR Only

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fireblocking & Draftstopping – 2015 MRC   CP-19-00195

3 hours Technical – All

Russell Thornburg, Instructor – both programs

As in years past, post cards serving as reminders for 2020 Membership Information on the website were distributed to those present at the December 2019 meeting. For those not attending, your post card will be sent by mail. The membership application for 2020 will be posted to the website by December 6, 2019. The Proposed Education Agenda will be posted no later than December 31, 2019.

Those interested in attending but are not NMCOA members should click on the “membership” tab above,

or contact Martin Van Berlo, NMCOA Education Chairman for further information at nmcoa75@gmail.com.



The Northern Michigan Code Officials Association Board of Directors has signed a Proclamation

recognizing the month of May 2019 as Building Safety Month.

 Building Safety Month is celebrated nationwide by many local code enforcement jurisdictions, State and local government officials, code official organizations and more.  The purpose of this is to raise awareness of the importance of building codes and their enforcement to provide safe and structurally sound buildings and structures for our communities to live in, work in and play in.  Additionally, Building Safety Month helps raise awareness of the important role of code officials and inspectors  within our communities.   We, as code officials and inspectors, are the “unknown guardians of public safety”.

Below is the 2019 NMCOA Proclamation. Also provided is a sample proclamation that can be used by your jurisdiction. The Sample Document is provided as a Word Document that can be edited and used as you wish. Suggest that your jurisdiction approve a proclamation to recognize the importance of the code official and the work they do to.

NMCOA 2019 Proclamation                       Sample Proclamation for Use by Others 

 NMCOA has made their proclamation to recognize the NMCOA membership for their contributions to the citizens of their communities.




  NMCOA is currently beginning to phase in a new email address. The new NMCOA email address is nmcoa75@gmail.com.  Feel free to send future correspondence to this address. In the past, we have used Martie’s work email as a communication tool for NMCOA correspondence. We wish to end the use of that email for NMCOA correspondence in the not too distant future. Your assistance in that effort is appreciated.


On October 14, 2018, David Lather, NMCOA Past President (1995 – 1996) and longtime member of NMCOA (1983 – 2018) passed away.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Dave was employed by Grand Traverse County, serving as Building Official  for a number of years.  Dave’s involvement in code enforcement and code development played a big role in the codes that are enforced throughout Michigan today.  Dave will be missed by all who knew him.





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