Kansas Building Official Recognized

Kansas building official recognized by peers


Rod Haney, building official for the city of Winfield, Kan., received the Heart of America Chapter’s Code Official of the Year Award during the chapter’s annual business meeting in Manhattan, Kan. The award is presented to an active chapter member whose contribution to the code enforcement profession is meritorious and worthy of recognition and who has demonstrated professional abilities; is recognizable as an example for all members of the code enforcement profession; and has furthered the cause of safety in the building environment within a jurisdiction, the state of Kansas, or the nation.

Pictured (left-right): ICC Government Relations Senior Regional Manager Timothy Schmitz, ICC Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development Mark Johnson, Heart of America Chapter President Sean Reid, Code Official of the Year Rod Haney, Heart of America Chapter Education Chairman Brad Classen and International Association of Building Officials Chief Executive Officer Tim Ryan.

Haney was recognized for his work in starting and organizing the South Central Kansas Education Conference for the past 12 years. Held yearly on the campus of Southwestern College, the conference provides local and area building trades contractors, inspectors and design professionals with an opportunity to receive continuing education credits to meet state and professional certification requirements.

Haney has also been instrumental in promoting the International Code Council’s Technical Training Programs across the state of Kansas. He paid for the first year of program membership for Winfield High School, which completed its third year in the program with all four students receiving certificates of completion.

In addition to active participation in the Heart of America Chapter for 25 years, Haney served three years as southwest director, six years as south central director, two years as secretary, two years as eastern vice president and two years as president. He currently serves as one of the Heart of America Chapter’s members on the Kansas Mechanical Training Review Committee.

DOJ Announces Withdrawn of ADA Technical Guidance

The following announcement came from the Department of Justice regarding withdrawn ADA technical guidance. The Document speaks itself. As you  know Technical Assistance guidance does not overrule Statutes, regulations, or caselaw.

 Please evaluate and distribute the document as you believe appropriate. The State of Kansas will continue to comply with its ADA obligations and commitments.

Withdrawn ADA Documents

Board Members Bring Home Top Honor

Curtis Deines, North West Director and Brian Hunt, Chapter Treasurer teamed up during the Welcome to Columbus Tailgate event to compete in the ICC Corn Hole tournament. While the Naked Karate Girls preformed in the background, Curtis & Brian pitch and tossed their way to top. Bring home the top Honors as ICC Corn Hole Champions.  


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