Grant Brouwer, CBCO
Immediate Past President
I want to thank all members across the Province, the building industry and the OBOA Board of Directors for their support during my tenure as President. Now, in my role as Immediate Past-President, I look forward to continuing my work with the Board and all building officials across the province to strengthen the building industry.
Over the past decade, the OBOA has built a strong foundation, thanks to skilled leadership, engaged members and solid partnerships with stakeholders. The municipalities that we serve are expanding, and construction is at an all time high, which means the role of the building official is more important than ever.
But, as we've all known for a while, a large portion of Ontario's building officials have already or are set to retire. More than ever, we need to attract new talent and retain existing talent. That’s why recruitment is high on our list of priorities. We know there are talented people out there who will make a good contribution to the industry. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a building official and contributing to the safety of Ontario’s buildings, feel free to contact me. I’m always interested in connecting with aspiring building officials!