To provide: Leadership that energizes and encourages the development of the Association's membership.  To provide products and services that improve Uniformity, Communications,  Participation, and the Improvement of Code Administration.

Outreach Services is a committee of the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) tasked with engaging local jurisdictions and agencies to provide additional resources and help foster communication and interdepartmental collaboration.

The committee is responsible for sharing communications/resources and offering help as needed to bring our jurisdictions and organizations closer together. We also take on special projects from the executive board or membership as needed.

The Committee will establish an annual work plan and goals specifying its principal work focus areas for the coming year and report progress to the membership at the Quarterly Business Meetings.


  • Investigate development of a building official mentor protégé program

  • Coordinate any International Building Safety Week activities

  • Review options for increasing membership participation in WABO activities

  • Develop a system for maintaining communication with liaisons

  • Investigate, develop, and coordinate other new programs as needed which may include:

                    - Investigate development of a "building department/operations peer review program"

                    - Provide assistance to building officials on building department issues

                    - Collect data of value to building officials in the conduct of their responsibilities

                    - Analyze current award and recognition programs

                    - Coordinate recognition of member jurisdiction accomplishments

                    - Investigate establishment of a code administration and enforcement practices information database 

                    - Investigate development and maintenance of a local building department policies and procedures information database