Deadline for 2021 nominations: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Submit your nominee today!

Do you know someone who deserves a WABO Award? The Washington Association of Building Officials is seeking nominations for individuals deserving special recognition through our prestigious Awards Program.

Submitting an award nomination is a great way to acknowledge individuals, chapters or organizations who have distinguished themselves in service to the Association and/or profession.  Recommendations must be received by Wednesday, June 16th to be considered. The awards will be announced and presented on July 15, 2021 during the 2021 WABO ABM Awards Banquet at the Annual Business Meeting.

Nomination Procedures:  The official nomination form for all awards must be completed and returned to the WABO office thirty days prior to the Annual Business Meeting.  Nominations will be screened by the Nominations Committee and voted on by the Executive Board.  

WABO is accepting nominations for the following categories: Code Official of the Year, Associate of the Year, Jurisdicational Outreach, and Outstanding Educational Achievment. 


Code Official of the Year -

Purpose:  The WABO Code Official of the Year Award is to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Washington Association of Building Officials and to building officials throughout Washington.  Criteria for the award are contribution to WABO, promotion of WABO ideals, philosophy, and goals, and contribution to building safety on a statewide level.

Who:  Must be a member of WABO.

Award:  A plaque honoring the recipient.


Associate of the Year - 

Purpose:  The WABO Associate of the Year is to recognize an Associate Member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Washington Association of Building Officials and to building officials throughout Washington.  The criteria for the award are contribution to WABO, promotion of WABO ideals, philosophy, and goals, and contribution to building safety on a statewide level.

Who:  Must be an Associate Member of WABO.

Award:  A plaque honoring the recipient.


Jurisdicational Outreach Award -

Purpose:  The Jurisdicational Outreach Award is to salute jurisdictions that have made an exceptional effort to communicate with their communities and customers.  This annual award recognizes a jurisdiction that demonstrates a commitment to its customers through the successful implementation of a program designed to expand the awareness of building codes and safety in the community.

Who:  Any department or division of a local government in Washington that has the authority and responsibility for administration and enforcement of the building codes is eligible to receive the award.  Nominations may include more than one jurisdiction to recognize mutual efforts.

Award:  A plaque honoring the receipient.  A certificate is presented to the jurisdiction's chief executive officer, administrator, or elected official and to the ICC Chapter President.


Outstanding Education Achievement - 

Purpose:  The Outstanding Educational Achievement Award is to honor ICC Chapters and the members that are leaders in educating building code administration and enforcement professionals in standards of professionalism.  This award recognizes an ICC Chapter or Chapter member that has demonstrated outstanding commitment, effort, and achievement in promoting high standards of professionalism for individuals involved in building code administration and enforcement in Washington.

Who:  All ICC Chapters and Chapter members in the state of Washington.

Award:  A plaque honoring the recipient.


To submit a nomination for an award, please complete this nomination form and email a copy to Tara Jenkins at the WABO Office ([email protected]). Or submit nomination(s) online HERE.

Please include/attach additional information/documents with your form, as necessary to complete your explanation/rationale.