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December 2019 Meeting Details  

NMCOA will meet at Jay’s Sporting Goods Headwaters Meeting Room located in Gaylord on December 6, 2019. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and end later in the afternoon. The program to be presented are in the process of being confirmed. Information will be posted here as soon as available.:

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 May 2019 Update

 The next meeting of NMCOA is May 17, 2019.  We will meet at the Headwaters Meeting Room at Jay’s Sporting Goods of Gaylord.

We will start the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

The programs to be presented will not be as shown on the proposed schedule due to scheduling issues. The Board is presently working with Keith Lambert, Bureau of Construction Codes, to schedule two presentations at the May meeting. Complete information on those programs is not yet available and will be updated as it becomes available. Those programs will include:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Marijuana Regulation    CP-19-00083

1 hr Credit Admin – ALL


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Complaint Documentation   CP-17-00065

2 hrs Specialty – BI, BO/PR only


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2019 Bureau Update    CP-19-00087

1 hr Admin – ALL


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Data Gathering and Feedback    CP-19-00082

2 hrs Specialty – BI, BO/PR only


All programs being presented by Keith Lambert, Bureau of Construction Codes.


If the first program ends early, the next will also start early. This means that the afternoon programs can start early as well. It is recommended that you arrive early if you intend to come only for programs 2, 3 and/or 4.

  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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