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The Building Board of Appeals provides guidance to the Building Division in interpreting state and local building codes. The Board meets on an as-needed basis when there are conflicts over the applicability of the building code or to discuss the suitability of particular building materials.

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Johnathan Balkema
Building Official Manager
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Don Johnson  
serves as alternate in case of conflict of interest for another member
Bill Coburn  
at-large representative
1/13/202112/31/2023 1st
John Robinson  
Larry Preston  
3/9/201612/31/2024 3rd
Dan Watson  
design professional/engineer
1/24/200712/31/2024 6th
Danny Paoff  
at-large representative
6/28/202312/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 18.14

Number of members: 6 (5, plus 1 alternate)

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: A minimum of five years of professional experience on matters pertaining to building design and/or construction and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. Membership shall include a minimum of one registered design professional, one residential contractor, one commercial contractor, and two at-large members.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Members are generally recommended by Mayor and ratified by council.

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