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2018 OBOA/NWOBOA Joint Conference


On behalf of the Ohio Building Officials Association and the Northwest Ohio Building Officials Association, we would like to invite your participation in the 28th Annual Joint Conference in Dublin, Ohio at the Embassy Suites, 5100 Upper Metro Place.

Our conference runs from Sunday, March 18, through Tuesday, March 20th, 2018; right in the middle of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, hence our conference theme “Code Madness”.  We plan to have some fun at the welcoming event with this theme, from “hands on” shooting of basketballs, to chapter hosts refereeing the event.

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OBOA Nominations, Awards, Scholarships

Hello Members and Friends,

The Ohio Building Officials Association is an organization that works hard at it raising the profile and professionalism of the Building Officials in the State of Ohio.   We will be seeking director seats , treasurer and Executive Board. If you would like to part of this winning team, then please fill out your application and send it to the address on the application.  OBOA needs people like you to keep moving forward.

Applications are also available for Associate Member Of The Year, Harvey E Wilbekin Award, OBOA Scholarship Award, Ohio Fire Official Of The Year and the Victor C Jones Award.  Winners will be announced at the OBOA/NWOBOA Joint Conference in Dublin,Ohio on March 18-20, 2018.

Applications will be accepted until December 30, 2017.

Application List


Rick Helsinger
OBOA President


Employment Opportunities

The City of Bay Village is advertising for a Building Director.

The City of Dublin has two Building Inspector positions open.

The City of Elyria is looking for a Building Official.

The City of Fairfield is advertising for a Code Enforcement Supervisor.

The City of Lancaster has an opening for a Chief Building Official.

The City of Powell is advertising for a Building Inspector.

The City of Strongsville is advertising for an Electrical Safety Inspector.

The City of Vandalia is advertising for an Electrical Safety Inspector.

Ashtabula County needs a Multipurpose Inspector.

Greene County has openings for an Electrical Inspector and a Plans Examiner.

Medina County is looking for a Chief Building Official.

Miami County Public Health is advertising for a Plumbing Inspector.

Portage County has an opening for a Part-time Electrical Inspector.

Richland County is looking for a Director of Building Regulations.

SAFEbuilt has several job openings.


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OBOA members wanting to advertise an available job opening OR is seeking employment, should email the advertisement to our Webmaster in either word.doc or adobe.pdf format.  The listing will be posted in the 'Employment Opportunities' category of our document download manager.


2017 ICC Conference Highlights

ICC Board

Congratulations to New ICC Board Director, Ohio's Mike Boso

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2017 Joint Conference Photos

The 2017 Joint Conference photos are finally here!

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OBOA Opposition Testimony on HB 128

Summer is about to begin and I'm sure everyone is busy. Chapter Presidents please forward this information regarding HB 128 on to your membership.  We had allot of support and opponent testimony last week at the House Committee meeting in Columbus.  A number of the committee members asked questions about our process and we were very clear in our answers that the OBOA membership was not in favor of HB 128 getting passed.

Thanks again for everyone's help in presenting OBOA's position.  We will be discussing our next step at the OBOA Board Meeting on June 16, 2017 at the OBBS offices in Reynoldsburg.  Come join us in person or by video conferencing, I will be sending out an agenda next week.

Rick Helsinger, President

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