About Southern Oregon Chapter ICC Chapter

About Southern Oregon Chapter ICC Chapter

Our chapter was started in 1968 by the greatest grand daddy of them all, John Edward Boss, B.O. Lane County.  Better know as “Big John” or “Old Business”. He, along with charter members, Bud Holm from Sutherlin, Oliver Eggelston from Roseburg, Emile Mortier from Eugene, Jack Mayer from Springfield and others, quickly guided the chapter to become a hot bed of activity during the vibrant 70’s. This was an era of sweeping changes in government and codes and the first implementation of Oregon’s Statewide Building and Mechanical Codes.

Always an open forum for our code profession, SOCICBO became known for solid public service, legislative involvement, educational “short schools”/institutes, and fire-brand members/presidents such as Bob Eppstein, Mick Nolte, Ralph Overbay, Ron Clark, Gary Crowson, Roger Putzler, Jim Kenworthy and Dave Bassett.

During the late 80’s and 90’s SOCICBO continued the solid service to our members and citizens by enhancing excellence in code administration, public service, code changes, and training institutes. Such presidents as Jeff Byers, Peggy Collins, Dale Bohannan,  Mick Nolte (again) Aaron Yuma, Robert Mathias, and Dennis Killishek kept the chapter going and growing in its’ many endeavors for Code administration excellence.

During this new century, SOCICBO transitioned to a charter chapter of ICC and became even more active statewide and nationally under the able guidance of Laura lee Gray, Mark Stevenson, Lois DeBenedetti, Roger Waechter, and Chris Reising (twice).

The future looks bright ahead for SOCICC because it provides meaningful purposes for our members and the public we serve.

Dave Bassett, P.E., C.B.O
Honorary Member, SOC-ICC Past President 1976

To provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.
Our Mission

Officers & Board Members


Breck Cook

Chapter President

Dave Jahn

Chapter Vice President

Nathaniel Patzke

Chapter Treasurer

Frank Wharregard

Chapter Secretary

Steven Matiaco

Past President


Breck Cook

Chapter President

Steven Matiaco

Past President

Become A Chapter Member

Memberships available for the calendar year are as follows:

Professional Membership

A designated representative of a governmental unit or agency engaged in the administration or formulation of laws and ordinances relating to building construction including but not limited to.

Industry Membership

Members shall be a individual or firm, incorporated or unincorporated, engaged in the practice of architecture, engineering, private third-party inspection services, manufacturing or sale of products, materials, services related to construction or building regulations.

Honorary Membership

An individual who has rendered outstanding and meritorious services in the furtherance of the objectives of this Chapter and who shall be proposed by the Board of Directors and confirmed by a majority vote at any regular meeting.

Retired Membership

Any former Professional member who is retired.

Student Membership

An individual enrolled in classes or a course or study in Building Inspection Technology or related fields of instruction and not eligible for Professional Membership.

About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is a nonprofit association that provides a wide range of building safety solutions including product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification and training. It develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.


Protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities.


To provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.


Customer Value, Integrity and Trust, Member Focus, Professionalism, Public Service, & Quality.

Interested in Joining the Code Council?

Interested in Joining Our Chapter?