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Safety Codes Council Announces Mr. Kevin Griffiths as New Chair
December 18, 2018

The Safety Codes Council (Council) is pleased to announce Mr. Kevin Griffiths has been appointed by the Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, as the Chair of the Safety Codes Council Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2019. As the former Director of Building Services for the City of Calgary, Mr. Griffiths brings over 30 years of experience and public service to the safety codes system. Mr. Griffiths’ appointment is a reflection of the strong commitment of the Government of Alberta and the Council to ensure a safe built environment for all Albertans.

Mr. Griffiths has acquired a deep knowledge of administrative management through his education at York University and Queen’s University as well as his work for the cities of Calgary and Edmonton. He also has vast technical experience in the fields of permitting, licensing and inspection services to the development and building industries. He has provided leadership in the technical public policy environment on municipal, provincial, and national levels, participating on both National Research Council and CSA - Standards committees.  

“Kevin currently sits on the Council’s Board of Directors as the representative for the City of Calgary and has demonstrated a deep commitment to the continual improvement of the safety codes system. His strategic vision and exemplary leadership qualities will serve the Council and all Albertans well,” says Brian Alford, President and CEO of the Council.  

Mr. Griffiths will be replacing Mr. Robert Blakely, whose nine year term as Chair will be coming to an end May 31, 2019.  The Council has been extremely fortunate to benefit from the stalwart leadership of Mr. Blakely, whose hard work has played a crucial role in shaping the Council and the Safety Codes System. “While I am sad to see my time on the Safety Codes Council come to an end,” Mr. Blakely states, “I feel pleased that someone with Kevin’s background and experience will be taking the helm. Kevin has demonstrated common sense, wisdom and insight as a Director and I applaud the Minister’s selection.”

The Safety Codes Council is a statutory corporation that formulates and oversees the development and administration of safety codes and standards throughout the province. Working with its partners in government, labour, industry, and education, the Council provides public safety programs to industry and communities throughout Alberta.

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