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February 15, 2019

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Angel Park Golf Club banquet room

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2020 SN-ICC Installation and Awards Banquet scheduled for Saturday evening, January 11, at the Angel Park Golf Club.

The 2020 officers and board members will be installed and the Chapter will honor several outstanding members.

Angel Park is situated at 100 S. Rampart Blvd., 89145, one block south of the Summerlin Parkway, with easy access from the U.S. 93/95 expressway and the 215 beltway.

Please watch for registration to open later this year.

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Committees include Code Development, Communications, Education, EduCode, Industry Advisory, Membership and Public Outreach.

To learn more about the committees, contact SN-ICC Executive Director Monica Caruso at or sign up at the next Chapter meeting.

"Our volunteers are the heart of our association," said SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski.  " Please help the Chapter meet its mission and goals by signing up at the next Chapter meeting to join one of our committees."

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Board of Directors
Terry Kozlowski
City of North Las Vegas
James Gerren, P.E.,
Clark County
1st Vice President
Arben Dema
City of Henderson
2nd Vice President 
Kevin McOsker, P.E., C.B.O.
City of Las Vegas

 Michael R. Gentille, C.B.O.
PCNA Group
Mo Jadid, P.E., C.B.O.
Bureau Veritas
 Sam Palmer, P.E., C.B.O.
Clark County
Past President
Alan R. Ellis, M.B.A., C.B.O.
EduCode Director
Monica Caruso
Executive Director 
SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski, right, of the City of North Las Vegas, presents plaque of appreciation to outgoing president, Sam Palmer, of Clark County during the Installation and Awards Banquet. 
SN-ICC salutes all those involved in the success of the 2019 Installation and Awards Banquet on January 26 at the Angel Park Golf Club.
Nearly 135 members and special guests attended the gala event to witness the swearing in of members of the 2019 board of directors and the presentation of awards to outstanding members.
Special thanks go to the Chapter's Membership Committee, chaired by 1st Vice President Jim Gerren of Clark County, for their efforts to ensure the success of the event.
ICC President Bill Bryant, the assistant director for inspections and permits for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, conducted the swearing-in ceremony at the event.   
The 2019 board members are:
- President Terry Kozlowski, City of North Las Vegas Building and Fire Safety Division;
- 1st Vice President James Gerren, P.E., C.B.O., Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention;
- 2nd Vice President Arben Dema, City of Henderson Building and Fire Safety;
- Secretary/Treasurer Kevin McOsker, P.E., C.B.O., City of Las Vegas Building and Safety Department;
- Past President Sam Palmer, P.E., C.B.O., Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention;
- Director-at-Large Michael Gentille, C.B.O., PCNA Consulting Group; 
- Director-at-Large Mo Jadid, P.E., C.B.O., Bureau Veritas.
Congratulations and good luck to the new board! 
2018 President Sam Palmer, right, presented the "Government Member of the Year" award to 1st Vice President and Membership Committee Chairperson James Gerren of Clark County for his outstanding service to the Chapter. 
Palmer presented the "Industry Member of the Year" award to Amanda Moss of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association for her outstanding service to the Chapter in the area of code issues and development. 
Chapter President Terry Kozlowski presented ICC President Bill Bryant with a gift of appreciation, the book, "Las Vegas: Then and Now," after Bryant conducted the swearing-in ceremony at the Installation and Awards Banquet.  
The Chapter's board of directors has appointed longtime member and Past President Mohammad Jadid, P.E., C.B.O., to serve on the board as a director-at-large.
Jadid is one of two directors-at-large who represent the Industry Associate members on the board of directors.   
He joined Bureau Veritas last year as manager of operations in metropolitan Las Vegas. Previously, he served eight years as Building Official for the City of Henderson Building and Fire Safety Department. He was the assistant director of the department for 12 years. Before joining the City of Henderson in 1999, he was a principal engineer for the Clark County Building Department for 10 years.  
Jadid has university degrees in civil and structural engineering and business management.  
He served as Chapter president in 2003. He also served as Chapter treasurer. In 2014, he received a "President's Special Award" for outstanding service to the Chapter. He is a past chairman of Southern Nevada Building Officials.          


If you're planning to attend the EduCode International conference and expo in March, but you haven't registered, yet, don't delay - discount pricing ends Monday.
Educode 2019 is scheduled for March 11-15 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Conference Center.
Participants can register online or by mailing a completed Registration Form available at the website.
If you are interested in booth space, contact EduCode Director Alan Ellis at 

Children had the chance to operate construction equipment, with a little assistance from the pros, at the recent "Construction vs Cancer" event to benefit the American Cancer Society. 
The Chapter was pleased to be among the many sponsors of the outstanding "Construction vs Cancer" event on February 9 at the Silverton Hotel and Casino parking lot.
The Chapter contributed funds plus packages of building and fire safety-related coloring and activity books and crayons for the children who attended.  
"Construction vs Cancer" is a unique fundraising event that provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer survivors and their families, sponsors and other attendees. More than 1,500 little and big construction enthusiasts attended the event benefiting the American Cancer Society in the mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue through research, patient services and advocacy.  
The event gives children with cancer the opportunity to operate pieces of construction equipment, such as an
excavator, backhoe and bulldozer. The chidlren also had the chance to meet Metro Police along with their horse and dog officers, play in a giant sandbox, and win game prizes.  
SN-ICC salutes all those involved in this successful event, which raised more than $250,000 this year - and the donations are still coming in!

The Chapter recently received a letter of thanks from the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association's HomeAid Southern Nevada charitable organization. The Chapter is a supporter of HomeAid, contributing $20,000 last year toward the organization's expenses to build and renovate shelter for the community's homeless men, women and children. Click here to read the HomeAid letter
Following the loss of his son, David Nichols sent the following message to 2018 President Sam Palmer:
"(Wife) Sandy and I would like to express our heartfelt love and appreciation for the sympathy and support provided to our family last week by the Southern Nevada Chapter.  
"We received tremendous comfort and support from ICC Staff, Members and Chapters from across the country in the form of letters, messages, telephone calls along with many floral arrangements and plants for Shawn's funeral service.  
We are doing well and are focusing on the many very positive aspects of Shawn's personality and life which was strongly reaffirmed by so many of his friends, extended family and other associates this past week.
"Again, thank you for your wonderful, caring support during this sad time which did so much to buoy our spirits."
The Chapter continues to keep the Nichols family in our thoughts and prayers during this period of grief.  


The City of Henderson Department of Utility Services is updating the CAD file submittal process.  Beginning April 1, CAD files need to be uploaded to the city's online portal, as outlined on the attached information sheet.  A workshop is scheduled for March 27 at the Henderson Convention Center to provide training and answer questions regarding CAD file preparation and submittal. Click here for more information.   
The College of Southern Nevada has re-launch its Construction Management - Building Inspection Certificate of Achievement Program.The initial course offering will include classes on the IBC, the IRC, the UPC and the UMC. For more information on this program, contact CSN Professor of Construction Management Doug Nelson at   


Terry Kozlowski is 2019 president of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council.

A native Las Vegan, she is a plans examiner for the City of North Las Vegas where she has worked for nearly 20 years. She joined the city in 1999 as a customer service building inspector, with the Building Department, rising to a combination inspector and, then, plans examiner.
She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of Southern Nevada where she teaches construction classes. She holds a property casualty insurance producer license.
She and her two sisters grew up in Las Vegas, but spent summers during their youth in rural Cudahy, Wisconsin where she assisted her grandfather, who was a plumber. "I would go out on jobs with him. Basically, he'd ask for a tool and I would hand it to him," she recalled of her childhood experiences in plumbing.
Kozlowski earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She planned to become a scientist and work as a park ranger, but fate took her in a different direction. She worked more than a year as a reserve peace officer in Boulder City before securing an externship as a residential building inspector with the City of North Las Vegas Building Department.
Later, she was hired as a construction inspector by Parsons-Fleming-Taylor, which had a contract with the Clark County School District. About two years later, the school district hired her as a school construction inspector. She was there about a year and a half before going to the City of North Las Vegas Building Department.
She has served several years as a Chapter board member, rising to Chapter president in 2019. Also, she was chairperson of the Chapter's Education Committee and she has been involved in other Chapter committees and activities.
In her spare time, Kozlowski enjoys spending time with her family . She enjoys reading and hiking (she has hiked across Europe) and gold prospecting. She's panned for gold in California, Nevada and Utah. 


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