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.
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.
- Code Board Appointments/Positions
Wildfire Resiliency Code Board Consists of: 21 voting members; 3 non-voting ex officio members
Appointed by Speaker of the House: (4) - Representative Julie McCluskie1 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 Lynch1 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 Lundeen1 member representing a statewide organization for home building professionals 1 county representative representing rural communities
Appointed by Executive Director: (10) - Stan Hilkey1 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 Fenberg1 member representing urban communities (Colorado building code professionals) 1 county representative representing urban communities 1 member representing a statewide association of nonprofit utilities
- Serving on the Board
If you are interested in appointment to one of the seats that Executive Director Hilkey is responsible for, please click here to complete the interest form no later than 5pm (MDT) on Monday, September 25th to be considered for the seat. If you are interested in a seat that one of the other appointing authorities is responsible for, please reach out to them directly