ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today congratulated two employees from the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits (DILP) for their recent awards from the Maryland Building Officials Association (MBOA). Andrew Arnold was named Plan Reviewer of the Year and Lorri Manning was selected the Permit Tech of the Year for their outstanding commitment to professionalism, upholding building codes and protecting the public.

I fully believe that the strength and quality of our county operations are due to our dedicated staff. Our DILP employees ensure that county projects are built to quality standards to protect occupants and visitors alike. Thanks to them, we can innovate and reinvigorate our facilities through the county with confidence and trust in our security. This professional recognition reinforces we are serving our community well.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Arnold has spent nearly a decade with Howard County and specializes in fire and life safety code reviews, as well as evaluating other commercial projects. With more than 22 years of service, Manning contributes tremendously to timely and accurate processing of requests for sign and plumbing or HVAC / Mechanical permits. Both employees were nominated by their respective Division Chiefs and selected by the MBOA Board of Directors as part of its awards program during the Annual Business Meeting in December.

“Howard County is always well represented among our fellow building officials in the state,” said Robert Frances, Director of DILP. “Our employees deserve to be acknowledged by their professional peers for their building expertise and their contributions to making our community safe for everyone.”

About Maryland Building Officials Association

Established in 1971, the MBOA is a professional organization comprised of over 350 county and municipal code enforcement officials from across Maryland to promote professionalism and improve the standards of building code compliance practices. MBOA helps create a better public understanding of the proper administration of building and related codes and ordinances, and their importance to the safety, welfare, and prosperity of our communities within the State of Maryland.


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