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2024 OBOA ABM & Conference (+Pre-ABM Workshop) - July 17-19
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 10:00 AM to Friday, July 19, 2024, 11:45 AM PDT
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Registration Open — We hope you join us in Bend!

2024 OBOA ABM & Conference
Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19

Pre–ABM Technical Workshop: OrSAP Building Safety Evaluator Training
Wednesday, July 17 | 10 am - 4 pm | ICC Preferred Provider 0.6 CEUs

Riverhouse on the Deschutes | Book Lodging Room

Download 2024 ABM Agenda/Schedule
with Session Details

Schedule of Events


10:00 am – 4:00 pm ....... Pre–ABM ICC Technical Workshop: OrSAP Evaluator Training
4:30 – 5:00 pm ............... All OBOA Committees Summit*
5:30 – 6:30 pm................ Welcome Reception - Meet and Greet
6:30 – 7:30 pm ............... Exhibitor Set–Up

10 am Pre-ABM Technical Workshop: When Disaster Strikes! Is your City Prepared to Respond? (OrSAP Building Safety Evaluator Training) — Course Details

In 2023 there were 28 separate billion-dollar climate and natural disasters that impacted the U.S. How quickly your City can response to the event will greatly impact its ability to recover. The ability to get people back into their homes and businesses back into their buildings is critical to the community’s recovery efforts. Having staff and personnel trained in performing Building Safety Evaluations is key to these efforts. Building Safety Evaluations follow the national standards of the ATC-20 (Post-Earthquake) and ATC-45 (Windstorms and Floods) building safety evaluation procedures.

This course will provide training for these two evaluation procedures in addition to, a basic overview of FEMA’s National Incident Management process, as well as Oregon specific hazards and Oregon Safety Assessment Program (OrSAP). Attendees of this program earn ICC Preferred Provider CEUs -- 0.6 ICC CEUs (six contact hours).

Learning Objectives: Learn how to perform building safety evaluations following the procedures of Applied Technology Council standards ATC-20 Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods; and Provide overview of the State of Oregon program, OrSAP

Class Materials/Books to Bring: ATC-20 and ATC-45 books

Target Audience: Building Officials, Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Code Specialists, Architects, & Engineers

Level of Expertise: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced - All positions and levels should take this course.

Continuing Education: ICC Preferred Provider Approved — 0.6 ICC CEUs

About our Expert Presenters:

Paul Vinje is the Chief Plans Examiner at the City of Hillsboro and had worked in the construction industry for twenty years before joining the City in 2003. He is one of only few Master Code Professionals in the state of Oregon and has earned himself a highly respected reputation for presenting exceptional classes for OBOA and other professionals and colleagues (including energy and emergency preparedness topics). Outside of the office, Paul takes great pride in his amazing daughters, who keep him busy with their various activities and art. 

Chris Wong, PE, SE, is a licensed civil and structural engineer in Oregon and California. Chris has 19 years of experience in structural design, evaluation, and structural plan review of building structures. He is currently a structural engineer for the City of Hillsboro Community Development Department. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) subcommittee and has been active in assisting with the development of the Oregon Safety Assessment Program (OrSAP) building safety evaluator training.

*This summit is a new meeting for all OBOA committees: Codes, Education, Legislative, Outreach, Past Presidents and Standards — bringing us all together!
All chairs and committee members are invited.
 If you participate in any OBOA committee in any capacity, please join us Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:00 pm with the OBOA Board of Directors. OBOA has created this meeting as a valuable networking opportunity -- the perfect place for all committees to meet in person, review the last year, and look ahead to the next year. This is the first year (of many we hope) -- we connect all OBOA leadership and committee members across the association to host an in-person committee meeting, discuss ABM committee roundtables, and network with like-minded professionals.

Receptions on Wednesday and Thursday — All registered attendees and their registered companions/spouses are invited to join our meet and greet evenings. Reconnect with old colleagues and friends and make new ones at these relaxed social events, in a beautiful setting outdoors along the river. We'll enjoy live music by The Bureaucrats on Thursday evening!  Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided.


7:30 – 8:30 am
 ............ Registration and Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
8:30 – 9:00 am ............ Welcome & Introductions; Self-Intros for All Approval of Agenda
                                      President’s Report & Treasurer's Report
9:00 – 10:30 am .......... Opening Keynote: STAY ALIVE ALL YOUR LIFE – 
                                      Harnessing the Extraordinary Power of Purpose

10:30 – 10:45 am ........ Coffee Break with Sponsors | Personalized Sponsor Introductions
10:45 am – 12 pm ....... Workshop: Effectively Communicate from the Stage 
                                      & the Transformative Power of SERVICE and GRATITUDE
12:00 – 1:30 pm .......... 2024 OBOA Awards Luncheon — Recognize outstanding people!
1:30 – 2:30 pm ............ State of Oregon BCD Update – Alana Cox, Administrator, Building Codes Division
2:30 – 4:00 pm ............ OBOA/BCD Moderated Hot Topic Roundtables — Bring your questions!
Minimum Standards for Electronic Permitting & Plan Review, Training
                                       & Outreach, ePermitting App, Housing Updates/Processes, Wildfire Mapping
4:00 – 4:15 pm ............ Installation of the 2024/2025 OBOA Board of Directors
4:15 – 4:30 pm ............ International Code Council (ICC) Update
4:30 – 4:45 pm ............ Day 1 Closing Remarks
5:30 – 7:30 pm ............ Music on the River - Hosted Reception with The Bureaucrats - Hors d'oeuvres and
                                      beverages will be enjoyed.

Thursday's Opening Keynote – Presentation Details
"STAY ALIVE ALL YOUR LIFE – Harnessing the Extraordinary Power of Purpose"
Presented by Michael V. Ivanov, Author & Keynote Speaker, SpeakLife365

Research shows that people who can identify their purpose in life live longer, have better mental and physical health, and are more engaged with their peers and colleagues. In his captivating presentation, Michael delves into the profound impact of purpose in our lives and how we can identify it. He unveils his '11 Success Principles' and uses these to guide his audience through an introspective and transformative experience. Through a compelling blend of storytelling, personal anecdotes, and his own journey to becoming an author and motivational speaker, Michael imparts timeless principles that will motivate your audience to live & work with intention, create happiness NOW, take bold action, pursue purpose and to chase their dreams. This presentation adds value to both personal and professional aspects of our lives.
Michael will share his message and experiences for the first part of this keynote, with the second half offering am interactive workshop-style forum with a focus on “Public Speaking & Presentation Skills: Learn how to effectively communicate from the stage even if you're scared to death!”

This is perfect for those who will need to navigate honing some public speaking skills and ways to more effectively convey your message. This highly engaging and informative session will help you:

  • Learn the scientific reasons why storytelling allows you to gain TRUST and CONNECT with people.
  • Learn the DO’s, DON’Ts, and MYTHS of public speaking; how to effectively convey your message.
  • Learn how to OVERCOME YOUR FEAR of presenting, whether that’s from stage or in a meeting.
  • Learn how to use your BODY LANGUAGE, your VOICE, and your WORDS to effectively communicate and inspire action.

Our keynote presenter, Michael is a game-changing speaker and best-selling author who has impacted thousands of people with his message of resilience. From students, to athletes, to leaders, to business professionals, Michael motivates audiences to take personal responsibility for their lives, reconnect to their purpose, and cultivate success in every aspect of their lives. As a child, he immigrated to the United States just before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. Michael's talent for storytelling and his success principles motivate and empower audiences to smash fears, limitations, and passive, excuse-oriented mindsets. He reveals how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success & quality of our lives.


7:30 – 8:30 am ........... Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
8:30 – 8:45 am............ Welcome & Opening Remarks; Overview of Day’s Schedule
8:45 – 9:15 am ........... OBOA Lobbyist/Legislative Update and Introductions
9:15 – 9:45 am ........... Committee Roundtables

10:00 – 10:15 am ....... 
OBOA Committee and State Board Updates | Partner Org Updates
                                      2025 & 2026 OBOA ABM Locations | Open Forum | New Business
10:15 – 11:45 am ....... Closing Keynote + In-Air Demo: The Flying Inspector:
                                     Elevating Inspections with a Drone Program
11:45 am .................... ABM Adjourns | Exhibitor Tear–Down

Schedule subject to change.

Download printable ABM Agenda/Schedule with Session Details

Earn your ICC CEUs with OBOA!

OBOA is a proud to be part of the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program (ICC PPP) network. All OBOA programs offer ICC Preferred Provider approved continuing education credit (CEUs). Attend our popular and high-quality programs to log hours for application or renewal of your ICC certifications.

The use of Preferred Provider training is required as a condition of all certification renewals, so that classes you take through OBOA directly enhance your professional development and career growth. ICC certificate holders must obtain a specified number of CEUs every three years in order to maintain their certifications and a portion of these CEUs must be obtained through Preferred Provider or ICC training. OBOA offers an extensive year-round schedule of events for members and colleagues to earn their CEUs.

To receive ICC CEUs, each participant must attend the entire class and sign in and out for record keeping. OBOA provides certificates of attendance to those who complete the course and submits rosters of attendance to ICC. Each individual should maintain record of their participation in all CEU programs.

2024 OBOA Awards Program 

Award Recipients Announced on Thursday, July 18 at Awards Luncheon

We will take time to acknowledge the recipients of this year's prestigious awards. Please consider submitting an award nomination for a fellow member.

We have awards in the following categories:

  • Building Official of the Year
  • “Rick Best Memorial” Permit Technician of the Year
  • Building Inspector of the Year
  • Plans Examiner of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Special Recognition Awards (open ended opportunities to acknowledge peers)

Learn more about the categories and how to nominate hereNominations due June 26.

Registration for the technical workshop on Wednesday is separate/optional and can be added during ABM registration. The workshop includes a hot lunch and six hours of ICC Preferred Provider CEUs. Online registration is available. Save money if you register by June 21! Final registration deadline is July 12.

Each regular ABM attendee registration includes one spouse/companion social ticket (which provides attendance at the Wednesday and Thursday evening receptions). Be sure to add at the time of registration if bringing a companion. All individuals participating in the OBOA ABM must be registered including any guests. If a companion wishes to join any other meals, please purchase separately with ABM registration.

Lodging at the ABM (Important – book now!)

OBOA has negotiated a discounted room block at our beautiful host venue, Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon over our conference dates. This is peak season for the area and the hotel, so rooms are at a premium and very limited. 

RESERVATION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 16 – though we strongly encourage you to reserve your room right away (do not delay as this block will sell out, likely sooner)


Rooms are sold first–come, first–served and the hotel is expecting to sell out throughout our stay. Rooms will go quickly and after June 16 or whenever the block is full, whichever comes first –– reservations will only be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Current room rates for the weekend following our conference are $800+/night. It is likely to not get a room if you wait until the deadline.

You can also call Riverhouse directly at 541.389.3111 and identify as part of the OBOA / Oregon Building Officials Association conference

It is very important you book your lodging right away (do not delay) and through Riverhouse directly –– not a third–party website or provider. OBOA contracts with the resort on your behalf and has obligations to meet. Any upgrades or special requests must be made at the time of reservation. Room rates are $259 per night, per room (single/double occupancy), plus taxes and fees. Discounted rates may be available two days prior to the conference; please call for availability. Rates quoted are subject to taxes and fees and a daily resort fee. Please speak with the reservation agent at the time of booking regarding all hotel fees, cancellation or other hotel policies. OBOA does not accept any responsibility for resort policies and fees.

   Book your lodging ASAP. Please reserve your room now (do not wait).

Registration Details + Fees

Pre-registration is required, and early registration is encouraged! Save money if registered by June 21st.

Pre-ABM Wednesday Workshop Fees:

  • Early – before June 21: OBOA or OFMA Member: $295 | Non-Member: $395
  • Late – after June 21: OBOA or OFMA Member: $345 | Non-Member: $445

Pre-ABM registration fees include: In-person attendance at this full-day meeting with professional networking, coffee and refreshments, and a hosted lunch. This course also offers six contact hours of ICC Preferred Provider CEUs (0.6). 

ABM Fees:

  • Early – before June 21: OBOA or OFMA Member: $545 | Non-Member: $745
  • Late – after June 21: OBOA or OFMA Member: $595 | Non-Member: $795

The Workshop is on Wednesday, July 17. The ABM and Conference is Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.

What ABM registration fees include: Attendance for the registered individual at all Thursday and Friday sessions and presentations including the Opening Keynote, 2024 Awards Luncheon, State of Oregon BCD Update, Industry and Association Updates, State and Committee Board Reports, OBOA Officers and Board Installation, ICC Report, all electronic session materials (as provided by the speakers), Lobbyist/Legislative Update, and the drone presentation and demo. Hosted meals: Wednesday's Opening Networking Reception, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, lunch on Thursday, and the Thursday Live Music Reception.

Spouse/companion? Each regular ABM registration also includes one complimentary companion/spouse social ticket for Wednesday and Thursday receptions. Attendees must indicate on the registration form in advance if they will register a companion/spouse. This is for participation at the evening receptions on Wednesday and Thursday only (no other sessions or activities included).

Connect your companions! If you have a spouse/guest joining you at the ABM and they are interested in connecting with other companions of conference attendees, we'd love to offer this small networking courtesy. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to share your contact info and receive contact info of other companions. OBOA often receives requests to help make these connections while members are in session. OBOA is happy to exchange contact information and other info as it may be helpful to your guests in meeting others.

Committee Summit: If you are an OBOA committee chair or general committee member, your participation is requested by the OBOA Board of Directors to join our meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30 pm.


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The Oregon Building Officials Association (OBOA) is a statewide professional non-profit organization providing exceptional educational and networking opportunities for our 1,100+ member representatives. Our members include building officials, inspectors, plan examiners, permit technicians, engineers, building designers, architects, and contractors. Our Annual Business Meeting (ABM) is THE highly anticipated, flagship “must attend” event for code officials and building departments across Oregon and the PNW region.

We expect approximately 100 building safety professionals to attend the popular two-day event – the perfect size to personally meet and greet decision–makers and those with influence, reaching most jurisdictions in Oregon, all in one place. Most attendees will be Building Officials as well as other department leadership (leads, chiefs, etc.). Sponsorships are a great way to spotlight your name and company to the dozens of building departments represented at our conference. Sponsorships show your support of OBOA and relationships with our member jurisdictions and their officials and reps.

THANK YOU to our Current 2024 Supporters!




Register to Sponsor/Exhibit

Thank you for considering your participation in our 2024 OBOA ABM. We hope to see you at Riverhouse soon!

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