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Building Safety Month

May 1, 2024

WHEREAS, Alaskans are committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and effectiveness of our homes, buildings, and infrastructure, in everyday life and when disasters strike; and

WHEREAS, our confidence in the resilience of these buildings can only be achieved through the dedication of vigilant building safety inspectors, fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, and others in the construction industry who work year-round to ensure the proper construction of Alaskan buildings; and

WHEREAS, the International Code Council is a nonprofit that unites Local, State, and Federal officials who are experts in the field to create and implement the highest quality codes to protect us in the buildings where we live, work, learn, and play; and

WHEREAS, using modern, up-to-date codes and standards such as the International Codes, which are the most widely adopted building safety and fire prevention codes in the world, provides our communities with economic and technological benefits; and

WHEREAS, these modern building codes include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, wildland fires, floods, and earthquakes; and

WHEREAS, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind Alaskans of the critical role our state and local code officials play in providing safe, sustainable, and affordable buildings that are essential to our livelihood; and

WHEREAS, the theme for Building Safety Month 2024 is “Mission Possible” and encourages all Alaskans to raise awareness about building safety on a personal, local, and global scale.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 2024 as:

Building Safety Month

in Alaska and encourage Alaskans to commit to improving building safety and economic investment at home and in the community, and to recognize the essential services provided to all of us by state and local agencies who have the mission to educate while protecting our lives and property.

Dated: May 1, 2024