Proclamation for Building Safety Month — May 2023

Building Safety Month — May 2023

Whereas our (City, Town, County, State) is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends
on the safety and essential role our homes, buildings and infrastructure play, both in everyday life and
when disasters strike, and;

Whereas our confidence in the resilience of these buildings that make up our community is achieved
through the devotion of vigilant guardians––building safety and fire prevention officials, architects,
engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, plumbers and others in the construction
industry––who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings, and;

Whereas these guardians are dedicated members of the International Code Council, a nonprofit that brings
together local, state, territorial, tribal and federal officials who are experts in the built environment to
create and implement the highest-quality codes to protect us in the buildings where we live, learn, work
and play, and;

Whereas these modern building codes include safeguards to protect the public from hazards such as
hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires, floods and earthquakes, and;

Whereas Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind the public about
the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety––our local code
officials––who assure us of safe, sustainable and affordable buildings that are essential to our prosperity,

Whereas “It Starts with You,” The theme for Building Safety Month 2023, encourages us all to raise
awareness about building safety on a personal, local and global scale, and;

Whereas each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, people all over the world are asked to consider
the commitment to improve building safety, resilience and economic investment at home and in the
community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building
departments, fire prevention bureaus and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, _______________________________, (Mayor, Supervisor, Commissioner, Governor)
of the (City, Town, County, State) of ____________________________, do hereby proclaim the month of
May 2023 as Building Safety Month. Accordingly, I encourage our citizens to join us as we participate in
Building Safety Month activities.


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