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Mission Viejo building official voted VP of International Code Council

Mission Viejo Building Official Jay Elbettar was elected vice president of the International Code Council (ICC). The Code Council develops codes and standards that states and local jurisdictions use in the construction of safe homes and buildings to create resilient communities.

“Our City congratulates Jay on being elected as vice president of the ICC … this is a very significant and prestigious position,” said Community Development Director Elaine Lister.  “Jay doesn’t just know the Building Codes, he helps write and adopt them.  He brings that expertise to Mission Viejo and in his role as Building Official; he is readily available to assist staff and the public.”

In Mission Viejo, Jay has managed the City’s Building Division for the past six years. He oversees plan checks, inspections, counter operations and permit issuance.

Jay has been involved in code enforcement for more than 30 years and is a past recipient of the prestigious Code Official of the Year Award presented by the Code Council. He is a licensed professional engineer in five states and certified building official. He has been a member of the ICC for nearly two decades and has spent the last several years serving on its board.

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

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