ILLOWA Building Inspectors Association is an organization of municipal Building Officials encompassing multiple counties, Rock Island, Jo Daviess, Knox, Mercer, Peoria, Whiteside County Illinois and Scott County Iowa. Members meet monthly to discuss code issues, learn about new building products and techniques, and promote building safety and uniformity of enforcement of codes. Guest speakers are sometimes invited to speak to the group on a variety of topics related to the building industry.
IILOWA was formed in 1982 by a group of municipal inspectors who saw the educational benefits of regular monthly meetings with their fellow inspectors. The Organization is headed up by a group of 3 elected officers (President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer) who are dedicated to maintaining the high professional standards set by the original charter members.
It is our mission in the years ahead for our membership to form stronger partnerships with the organizations that have an interest in the built environment. We feel this effort will result in our communities being built to standards that are the safest they can be based on the latest technologies. This means ever-increasing demands for education and certification in the codes enforcement profession to keep pace with these evolving technologies.
As we move foward we feel membership in the public sector will be even more important as the challenges in our communities will be to provide more efficient inspection and enforcement programs. This can only occur through continuing education to meet these demands. The private sector to efficiently and effectively manage their projects will have to be involved in educational programs that keep them abreast of current codes. Where better to learn than an organization that is committed to educating the inspectors that enforce these codes.
We welcome all members of the built community, please feel free to contact us or join us at a meeting.