A Special Message from Your 2020-21 CALBO President


Dear CALBO Friends and Colleagues,

I could not be more proud of CALBO’s membership right now. Watching how your departments have adapted to the current health crisis and evolving regulations has been an inspiration and testament to the professionalism, creativity and determination of building officials across California. As an organization, CALBO has worked hard to stay with you. I want to thank all of you who have submitted stories for us to publish, providing motivation about how you are weathering the new world of building safety regulations and continuing to push-ahead as an industry. Please continue to send us your stories. Among the other great information CALBO provides on our website, please visit the COVID-19 resource page, for member highlights, online resources, as well as a full list of COVID-19 related events and webinars. 

Looking forward to the summer and fall, CALBO continues to provide and plan for courses and other offerings to help your jurisdictions stay on top of the latest trends in building safety and code standards. As luck would have it, the CTI Commission began a project last summer to create a web-based learning platform, and I am pleased to say that our first webinars launched to great attendance and feedback in late June, with more to come. With in-person training being severely limited the past few months, CTI’s efforts to create a distance learning system is needed now more than ever. Visit the CALBO Training Dates and Registration page for a full list of upcoming webinars.

CTI has had to make other adjustments in response to COVID. The most notable being that Education Week San Ramon is being moved from September to January 25-28, 2021, remaining at the San Ramon Marriott. The other Education Week dates are unchanged, but you will see health precautions in place as we work to structure these events in strict adherence to public health and venue guidelines. Information about the great array of courses and registration information has been mailed out to members and is on the CALBO website

Last, I want to let you know more about the CALBO Annual Conference (replacement Annual Business Meeting). Out of an abundance of caution, we have rescheduled the conference portion of the Annual Business Meeting to October 4-7, at the Park Hyatt Avira Resort in Carlsbad. We hope you can join us then. If you have already registered for the 2020 ABM, you do not need to re-register; you only have to adjust your hotel and travel arrangements to the new dates. Frankly, I hear the San Diego area is better in October than July anyway. 

As always, if there is anything myself, the CALBO Board or CALBO staff can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Stay well, 

Shane G. Diller, M.P.A
Assistant Director, Development Services
City of Elk Grove