NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Building Code Council as the county commissioner/county manager representative member.
“I appreciate Governor Cooper selecting me for this opportunity and I look forward to serving as a voice for all of Southeastern North Carolina on the Building Code Council,” said Commissioner Zapple. “The issues that builders and developers face along the coast of North Carolina vary from the building requirements in the piedmont and mountain regions of our state. So it’s important that we continue to be an active part of the discussion, revision, and creation of any codes that may affect our specific region – all with the top priority of protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare.”
Commissioner Zapple is a licensed general contractor and the owner and president of Rob Zapple Design and Build Inc. He has served as a New Hanover County Commissioner since 2014 and serves on the Board of Directors for various organizations in the community.
The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association and North Carolina Home Builders Association both recommended Zapple for the council, stating “his background and experience as an elected official provide him with the technical expertise and professional skill to work cooperatively with the other members of the Council to achieve consensus on the complex issues affecting housing affordability and public safety.”
The NC Building Code Council is a Board consisting of 17 members that have been appointed by the Governor. The council is responsible for adopting and amending the NC State Building Code for implementation across the state.