Price again is Code Official of Year

Farragut Codes Enforcement Officer Adam Price has been named Code Official of the Year by the Eastern Chapter of the Tennessee Building Officials Association.

He is the first to be named Code Official of the Year for two consecutive years, said Wendy Smith, Farragut public relations and marketing coordinator.

Price, who served as ETBOA president in 2016, received the honor for 2016 at a recent ETBOA meeting in Sevierville.

“It’s an honor to receive this award and be recognized by my peers, co-workers and other building and fire safety professionals in our region,” Price said. “It’s more rewarding seeing how you have helped others and served them.”

“Adam is a valuable part of our team here at the town of Farragut, and to receive this award two years in a row from his peers in the building community is great recognition of his dedication and leadership as a building inspector," Town administrator David Smoak said.

“This is a great honor for Adam and the town of Farragut,” said Mark Shipley, Farragut Community Development director Mark Shipley said.

“As acknowledged through such awards, the Town is recognized in the area as a leader in codes enforcement.

Shipley said the Town's two other building inspectors and the fire marshal also have received the Code Official of the Year award.

“Clearly, the Code Enforcement Division of the town of Farragut has some outstanding employees and I am very proud of their accomplishments,” he said.

Price started as a Farragut code officer Jan. 27, 2014. He conducts commercial and residential building, plumbing, gas and mechanical inspections and is the primary contact for the Town regarding residential construction and conducts most residential plan reviews.

Price also creates handouts and reference materials to help builders, homeowners and anyone else interested in understanding how to meet different requirements.

Price upgrades the website portion of the Community Development webpage on the Town’s website, investigates citizen requests or complaints and works with homeowners to resolve any property maintenance concerns, he said.

“We take a lot of pride in what we do,” Price said. “We're all very passionate about what we do and strive to be the best. We strive to be leaders in the region. It seems to work.”

The ETBOA award recognizes codes officers who are knowledgeable, hard-working and dedicated to their community and profession, Smith said. The organization has approximately 200 members.

“Our association has an excellent group of professionals, and it was a pleasure serving for the past two years as an officer,” Price said.

“This past year we raised more money for our scholarship program than ever before and we will be awarding 11, maybe 12, $500 scholarships this coming June,” he said. “Our association also provides quality continuing education events for the members at affordable rates.

“This affords all building and fire safety professionals in our region access to local events and networking opportunities, which allows all of our members to learn and grow professionally.”

Colin Cumesty, fire inspector for Rural/Metro Fire Department and the Town of Farragut, was elected president of ETBOA for 2017. With Price’s election, all five building and fire inspectors for the town of Farragut have served or are currently serving as president of the organization.