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.
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.
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.
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
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.