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The International Code Council Board of Directors announced the committee members of the newly established Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The goal of this committee is to increase DEI in the membership association while helping Code Council members diversify their own organizations and, ultimately, the building safety profession overall.
The committee will also support the Code Council’s Safety 2.0 program, by encouraging individuals representing a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds to consider careers in building safety.
In alignment with the Code Council’s guiding statement, the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will research best practices, collect information from current and potential members to inform the committee’s recommendations and provide a list of these recommendations for the Code Council Board of Directors to consider.
“The Code Council encourages teamwork and innovation. It is in everyone’s best interest to acknowledge diversity as a way of addressing the critical shortage of building safety professionals,” said Code Council Board President Cindy Davis, CBO. “The individuals serving on this committee are dedicated to empowering our members with resources to engage new and underrepresented voices in the profession and continue to build a community of welcoming and belonging which drives shared success.”