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President's Message
City of Monroe

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Dear Friends and Members

I am looking forward to seeing you on March 23rd at the Fairfield Community Arts Center to celebrate SWOBOA's 40th Anniversary.

And here is a little bit of our history:

The Southwestern Ohio Building Officials Association (SWOBOA) had its beginning on February 18, 1977 when 32 persons representing Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Franklin,Miamisburg, Middletown, Hamilton, Sharonville, Mason, ForestPark and Norwood met at the municipal building in Blue Ash todiscuss the need and feasibility of an organization for the southwestern portion of Ohio. It was decided that such an organization should be formed and Harvey E. Wilbekin, P.E., was directed to incorporate the organization.

On March 21, 1977, SWOBOA was formally established as acorporation not for profit. The incorporators were Martin P. Walsh,Jr., P.E., of Cincinnati; Lloyd Towers, A.I.A., of Hamilton; and Robert J. Morgan of Blue Ash, with Harvey E. Wilbekin,being named as the statutory agent. It was decided that the groupshould be dedicated to promote, among the public, a better understanding of the advantages, purposes and functions of the regulations of zoning, housing and building construction codes; to further promote the public health, safety, morale, comfort and general welfare of the community through the operation of the association.

From the first regular meeting of SWOBOA held on May 6,1977 at the Municipal Building in Blue Ash, Ohio to the present day,SWOBOA continues to be a leader in the code enforcement field on the local level as well as on the national scene.

Nationally, SWOBOA has gained tremendous recognition since it is well represented at the ICC conferences and many of the member sare on the Board of OBOA.

Follow the link to the seminars and register for this SEMINAR/LUNCHEON you will get credit hours, lunch and meet a bunch of good people that pioneer this SWOBOA movement.

Bud Noe

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