The Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) will present the following annual awards and scholarships at the 2023 Annual Conference on Thursday, August 17, in College Station, Texas.
Applications may be submitted until 5:00 p.m., June 9, 2023.
Building Official of the Year (Jim Whatley Award)
This award was established to honor outstanding professionals in the field. The award will only be given to a building official (a manager in charge of construction code enforcement). The nominee should be an individual who is dedicated to life safety and public welfare.
Building Official of the Year Application
Code Professional of the Year
This award honors individuals who provide service to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction, occupancy of buildings and structures, and maintenance of those structures and communities. Those eligible include, but are not limited to, permit technicians, plans examiners, inspectors, supervising inspectors, building officials, code enforcement officers, and fire officials. Nominations are accepted from a director, building official, mayor, or city manager.
Code Professional of the Year Application
This award is intended to honor individuals on the front line or rear echelon who diligently promote and enhance service delivery to the citizens of Texas. Nominations are accepted from a director, building official, mayor, or city manager.
Administrative Professional Application
Excellence in Code Enforcement
This award recognizes a municipality or organization that promotes/enhances/takes steps necessary to provide world class service delivery through certification/education/ quality inspection processes. Municipalities or organizations can be nominated by any member of any municipality.
Excellence in Code Enforcement Application
Texas Chapter of the Year
This special award honors the BOAT chapter that has made the greatest contributions to enhance and promote code officials across the state. Nominations are accepted from any member of any chapter.
Texas Chapter of the Year Application
Public Official of the Year
This merit award is intended for those public officials who promote safety in the built environment. Anyone can nominate any public official who stands out as a promoter of public safety in the built environment.
Public Official of the Year Application
The Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or presently enrolled in an accredited University or College. Is a dependent of an active member or an active member city of the BOAT Chapter. Financial need, letters of recommendation, transcripts with GPA scores, civic and personal achievements, and factors deserving consideration will determine committee selection.