From Harford County government:
Deputy Director of Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits Tapped by Governor
(Bel Air, MD) – – Richard C. Truitt, Sr., Deputy Director of the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits (DILP) has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council. The appointment is for the remainder of an unexpired four-year term which began July 2006.
Joining Truitt in serving on the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council will be Debbie Anderson of Bovis Lend Lease and Vernon Gauss of Victor Posner Enterprises.
Duties of the Council include developing a rehabilitation code to assist in establishing reasonable requirements for fire and life safety in structures based upon the scope of the proposed renovations. The Council also provides technical advice on the interpretation of the MBRC to property owners, design professionals, contractors, code officials as well as the code appeals board of local jurisdictions, the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Also, the Council works to develop the MBRC to the extent possible, to avoid increased costs to local jurisdictions resulting from the implementation of the MBRC.
Truitt began his career with the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits in August 1994. In 1999 he was promoted to Chief of Building Services within the Department. In 2007, Truitt was appointed as Deputy Director of DILP.
In addition to his duties and responsibilities with Harford County Government, Truitt is the current 1st Vice President of the Maryland Building Officials Association.
Commenting on the appointment to the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, Richard Lynch, Director of DILP stated, “It is great to see Rich recognized by the State for his expertise as it pertains to building codes.”
“Although his appointment is truly a great honor, most importantly he will serve the citizens of Maryland well in his capacity as a member of the MBRC Advisory Council,” Lynch added.