The primary purpose of the association is to provide to its members continuing education programs in the field of building code and their enforcement for the betterment of the people in the area served by the members of this organization.  Secondary purposes of the association also include:

  • To create and foster a spirit of cooperation among the Code Enforcement Officials of the area through a study of the problems encountered by members of this organization.
  • To provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matter of public interest referred to this organization.
  • To encourage efficient and ethical standards among code related businesses and professions, provided this organization shall not hold as one of its objectives, financial benefits to its members.”

General Information:

The Metro Building Inspectors Association has served the greater Grand Rapids area since 1963.  The first meeting was held on August 29, 1963, with Robert Boelens, City of Grand Rapids Director of Inspections, serving as our first president. The association was known at that time as Inspectional Services Conference of Western Michigan. Our membership consists primarily of building code enforcement officials and associates having a common interest in our association’s purposes.  We have over 100 members who currently represent jurisdictions south of Cadillac, north of Kalamazoo, and from the middle of the State to Lake Michigan.

An important function of our association is to provide continuing education as required by the State of Michigan under Public Act 54.  Our monthly meetings consist primarily of educational classes for that purpose (with a hearty lunch) and are generally held on the morning of the second Thursday of each month with the exception of conference seminars held in February (or March) of each year.  For more information about our membership, please click on the menu item called “membership.”

our golden anniversary

Metro Building Inspector’s Association was started on August 29, 1963.

We celebrated our 50th anniversary on July 11, 2013.