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Wildfire Resiliency Code Board

Colorado resiliency code board logo

Senate Bill 23-166 established a Wildfire Resiliency Code Board in the Division of Fire Prevention and Control to help enhance community safety and resiliency from wildfires through the adoption of codes and standards.

 

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Concerning the establishment of a wildfire resiliency code board, and, in connection therewith, requiring the wildfire resiliency code board to adopt model codes, requiring governing bodies with jurisdiction in an area within the wildland-urban interface to adopt codes that meet or exceed the standards set forth in the model codes, and making an appropriation. 

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Code Board Appointments/Positions

Appointee

Position

Appointed by

Becky Baker

 

Colorado building codes professional: urban communities

 

Sen. Fenberg, President of the Senate

 

Ashley Stolzmann

 

County representative: urban communities

 

Sen. Fenberg, President of the Senate

 

Holly Woodings

 

Representative of a statewide association of non-profit utilities

 

Sen. Fenberg, President of the Senate

 

Scott Hoffman

 

Colorado building codes professional: rural communities

 

Rep. McCluskie, Speaker of the House

 

Michael Gifford

 

Representative of a statewide organization for commercial building professionals

 

Rep. McCluskie, Speaker of the House

 

Robert Zuccaro

 

Municipal representative: urban communities

 

Rep. McCluskie, Speaker of the House

 

Anne Sherwood

 

Representative of an investor- owned utility

 

Rep. McCluskie, Speaker of the House

 

Joe Loidolt

 

Representative of a statewide organization for home building professionals

 

Sen. Lundeen, Minority Leader

 

Dan Swallow

 

County representative: rural committees

 

Sen. Lundeen, Minority Leader

 

Brita Horn

 

Municipal representative: rural communities

 

Rep. Lynch, Minority Leader

 

Kelly Campbell

 

Representative of a statewide association of property and casualty companies

 

Rep. Lynch, Minority Leader

 

Jeffrey Woodruff

 

Colorado building codes professional: statewide organization for architects

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Rick Balentine

 

Representative that is a fire marshal, fire chief, or fire engineer

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Karola Hanks

 

Representative that is a fire marshal, fire chief, or fire engineer

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Vernon Champlin

 

Representative with specialized expertise in wildland fire behavior or wildfire mitigation science and strategies

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Ethan Mobley

 

Colorado land use or community planning professionals

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Brett Lacey

 

Hazard mitigation professionals

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Carie Dann

 

Municipal Representative of a municipality that, prior to September 30, 2023, has adopted a code that provides, minimally, for wildfire resilient structures and best practices

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Crystal Lambert

 

County Representative of a county that, prior to September 30, 2023, has adopted a code that provides, minimally, for wildfire resilient structures and best practices

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Michael Bichler

 

Representative of the building trades

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Cindi Hammond

 

Representative of a non-profit home builder for affordable home ownership that serves populations with incomes under 80% of an area's median income

 

Executive Director Stan Hilkey, CDPS

 

Chris Brunette

 

Director, or Director’s Designee

 

Ex-Officio: DFPC

 

Matt McCombs

 

State Forester

 

Ex-Officio: State Forester

 

Anne Miller

 

Director, Colorado Resiliency Office

 

Ex-Officio: CRO

Wildfire Resiliency Code Board Consists of: 21 voting members; 3 non-voting ex officio members

Appointed by Speaker of the House: (4) - Representative Julie McCluskie

1 member representing rural communities (Colorado building code professionals) 1 member representing a statewide organization for commercial building professionals 1 municipal representative representing urban communities 1 member representing an investor- owned utility

The board includes the following non voting ex officio members: (3)
(I) The director of the director’s designee; (Mike Morgan or designee)
(II) The state forester or the state forester’s designee; and (Matt McCombs or designee)
(III) The director of the Colorado Resiliency Office or the director’s designee  (Anne Miller or designee)

Appointed by Minority Leader of the House: (2) - Representative Mike Lynch

1 municipal representative representing rural communities 1 member representing a statewide association of property and casualty companies

Appointed by Minority Leader of the Senate: (2) - Senator Paul Lundeen

1 member representing a statewide organization for home building professionals 1 county representative representing rural communities

Appointed by Executive Director: (10) - Stan Hilkey

1 architect with experience using wildfire resiliency codes in Colorado who represents a statewide organization for architects (Colorado building code professionals) 3 members, 2 of which are either a fire marshal, fire chief, or fire engineer and one of which has specialized expertise in wildland fire behavior or wildfire mitigation science and strategies 1 member representing ColorMinorityado land use or community planning professionals 1 member representing hazard mitigation professionals, 1 municipal and 1 county representative representing a municipality and a county that, prior to September 30, 2023, has adopted a code that provides, minimally, for wildfire resilient structures and best practices 1 member representing the building trades 1 member representing a nonprofit home builder for affordable home ownership that serves populations with incomes under 80% of an area’s median income

Appointed by President of the Senate: (3) - Senator Steve Fenberg

1 member representing urban communities (Colorado building code professionals) 1 county representative representing urban communities 1 member representing a statewide association of nonprofit utilities

Upcoming Meeting Information

 The Board is committed to an open process and transparency as the code is developed. Time is set aside at the beginning and end of each meeting for the public to communicate questions and comments. We are committed to serving the mission, process, and the residents of Colorado.

 

Friday, 8 March 2024, 9am-3pm

Idaho Springs City Hall, 1711 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Agenda for Meeting will post 1 week prior to meeting.

Zoom Information:

https://zoom.us/j/92250154062?pwd=eE5TNmRvYUpoSkF0UC90M29YZy9qUT09

Meeting ID: 922 5015 4062

Passcode: xk3p51


 

 

Upcoming  Board Meetings:

12 April 2024-Xcel Lipan Distribution Center, 1123 W 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80223

10 May 2024-TBA

14 June 2024-TBA

12 July 2024-TBA

9 August 2024-Durango

12 September 2024-TBA

11 October 2024-TBA

8 November 2024-TBA

12 December 2024-TBA

 

DFPC is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, DFPC will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events.

To request accommodations, please contact caley.pruitt@state.co.us ASAP.  Please make sure also to let us know if you need any of the materials in an alternative format.

 

Advisory Committee Meetings

Upcoming Advisor Meetings:

Implementation & Governance Advisory Committee

Wednesday, 21 February 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

I&G Agenda - 21 February

Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97913827722?pwd=akxrOWJMZFNIOVhPdDd0U2RHR2FWdz09

Meeting ID: 97901382 7722; Passcode: MB4Sb5

 

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm 

WUI Definition Advisory Committee

Wednesday, 21 February 2024 at 3:00pm-4:00pm

WUI Def Agenda - 21 February
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89642842625 Meeting ID: 896 4284 2625

 

 

Building Design Advisory Committee
 Monday, 4 March 2024 Time TBD

 

 

Site & Area Design Advisory Committee 

Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Zoom Meeting: https://unitedpower.zoom.us/j/87377139415 

Meeting ID: 873 7713 9415

Meeting Summary & Notes

February meeting notes will be available soon

January Meeting Notes

December Meeting Notes

October Meeting Notes

Advisory Committee Meeting Summary & Notes

Subcommittee Meeting Notes Coming Soon. 

Notice of Board Member meetings outside WRCB

Any meeting involving two or more board members at which a discussion of Wildfire Resiliency Code Board business may occur.

 

Meeting Title

WRCB Members Involved

Date

Location

ICC 605: Multi-Hazard Resiliency for Residential Construction CommitteeChris Brunette, Karola Hanks1/05/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks1/12/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks1/26/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks2/09/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks2/23/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks3/08/24Virtual
ICC 605: Building Design Requirements Task GroupChris Brunette, Karola Hanks3/22/24Virtual
Contact

For all inquiries, please email cdps_dfpc_wrcb@state.co.us or click here!