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The Building Board of Appeals provides guidance to the Building Division in interpreting state and local building codes. The Board meets on an as-needed basis when there are conflicts over the applicability of the building code or to discuss the suitability of particular building materials.

Created by AMC 18.14.030, members consist of citizens who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and who are not City employees.  Members are appointed by the City Council at-large.


Term of office: 3 years

Don Johnson  
serves as alternate in case of conflict of interest for another member
Bill Coburn  
1/13/202112/31/2023 1st
John Robinson  
Larry Preston  
3/9/201612/31/2024 3rd
Dan Watson  
1/24/200712/31/2024 6th

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

All appointees shall be residents of the city of Albany, defined as maintaining their principal place of residence within the corporate boundaries of the city of Albany as they exist at the time of appointment. Should an appointee no longer meet the residency requirement, the appointee will vacate the seat immediately and the appointing Council member shall seek a replacement as soon as possible. (RES 6797, 2019)

Staff Liaison

Johnathan Balkema
Building Official Manager

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming meetings scheduled for this group.

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Meeting Materials


There are no documents available for this group in 2023.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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