Town of Ocean City Chief Building Official Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Building Officials Association
Ocean City, Maryland – (December 5, 2023): The Maryland Building Officials Association (MBOA) has appointed the Town of Ocean City’s Chief Building Official, James Metzgar, to serve as Directors-at-Large. As a dedicated and accomplished professional in the field, James brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to the association’s mission and objectives.
James has an impressive background in the construction industry, working in both the public and private sectors over the last 30 years. As the Chief Building Official for the Town of Ocean City, he leads a team of dedicated and professional staff who ensure the safety and compliance of all building projects in town. James is a Certified Building Official, and holds over 18 certifications through the International Code Council. He has a strong background in mentoring, teaching, and restructuring development services departments previously in Fort Worth, Texas and Macon, Georgia. He has previously held positions as Building Official for SAFEbuilt, Deputy Building Official/Assistant Director for the City of Dallas, Texas and Sr. Building Inspector/Plans Examiner for Centre Region Code, State College PA.
In his new role on the Board of Directors, James will actively participate in shaping the strategic direction of MBOA, promoting professionalism and consistency in the application and enforcement of building codes throughout the State. His dedication to professional development and continuous learning will undoubtedly strengthen the association’s programs and initiatives.
“James is invaluable to the Town of Ocean City and most deserving of this role as serving on the Board,” commented Deputy City Manager Elton Harmon. “He is efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and holds his responsibilities and services to the highest level.”
The Maryland Building Officials Association is a leading organization dedicated to supporting building officials, inspectors, and professionals involved in the enforcement of building codes. With a focus on education, advocacy, and collaboration, MBOA plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and integrity of the built environment in the state of Maryland.