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Building Official To Receive Leadership Award

Written by Anne Vazquez. Posted in Professional Development, Safety

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Published on April 18, 2012 with 1 Comment

The 2012 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, bestowed by the World Standards Day U.S. Planning Committee, will be given to Ronald Lynn, director and building official for the Clark County (NV) Department of Development Services.

Ron Lynn, director and building official, Clark County, NV

The award, which honors a late U.S. Secretary of Commerce, recognizes those who dedicate themselves to the promotion of standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. In his role at Clark County Lynn uses codes and standards to ensure the public safety of the county’s residents and millions of people who visit Las Vegas each year.

Lynn was nominated for the award by the International Code Council (ICC). Code Council CEO Richard P. Weiland, said, “I am thrilled that the Code Council’s nomination of Ron Lynn to receive this award was unanimously approved by the distinguished members of the U.S. World Standards Day Planning Committee. Ron is well known as a leader in the construction codes and standards community and he is a very deserving recipient of the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award.”

Lynn is a Past President of the ICC Board of Directors and Chair of the McCarran Airport Hazards Area Board of Adjustment, Nevada Earthquake Safety Council, Nevada Organization of Building Officials, and the Western States Earthquake Safety Council’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction Committee. He was recognized by the U.S. Congress for contributions to the building safety community and received a U.S. Senate Commendation for his commitment to building safety, energy conservation, and emergency response.

The award will be presented to Lynn during World Standards Day (October 11, 2012), an event administered by ICC. The theme for this year’s event is “Standards Increase Efficiency” and recognizes the role of standards, codes, and conformance activities in driving more efficient processes, services, systems, and built environments.

World Standards Day was launched in 1970, and U.S. activities are organized by a planning committee with representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) co-chair the event each year.

About Anne Vazquez

Anne Vazquez

Vazquez has been writing about facility management since 1996 when she began working at Today's Facility Manager (TFM) as the magazine's Editorial Assistant. From 2000 to 2005, she continued to work in publishing in another subject field until rejoining TFM's editorial team as Managing Editor in February 2005. In September 2012, she was promoted to Editor of TFM, where she continues to seek out solutions and trends for the magazine's facility management audience. Vazquez can be reached at

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  1. Hello Ms. Vazquez,

    Thank you for writing about Ronald Lynn being awarded the 2012 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award. I am writing to clarify that the award is bestowed by the World Standards Day U.S. Planning Committee, not the International Code Council, as your story reported. The Code Council nominated Mr. Lynn for the award. The World Standards Day U.S. Planning Committee is made up of major U.S. standards development organizations, federal agencies, corporations and laboratories.

    Thank you,

    Steve Daggers
    VP Communications
    International Code Council

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