I don’t know how it is that I’m still on the mailing list after having left the organization some ten years ago and after having retired several years ago, but I must admit, I enjoy getting these “Upcoming Event posters” even to this day. They remind me of a time in my life when I was deeply involved with creating electrical code training programs and circulating throughout the state of New York presenting such programs for electrical inspectors, building officials and architects to receive their required continuing education units.
Most of my instructional courses were accredited through the New York State Department of State Codes Division where I served in several positions. I held a position as “adjunct professor” for the instructing of these courses including “train the trainer” courses, as well. I also held the position as Member, Technical Subcommittee for the state’s adoption of the International Building Code with our own specific rules made a part of the code. I assisted in writing and reviewing much of the electrical sections.
But my all-time favorite position back in those days was first to be a Member, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Board of Review. I served as a member for around 15 years and the last five or so as Chairman of the Capital District Board of Review in Albany, the states’ capital. What a personally rewarding experience working as a public servant having been appointed through then Governor, George Pataki.
Anyway, I belonged to the International Association of Electrical Inspectors for nearly 25 years and served as a member of the Executive Board for several of those years. I met so many talented individuals working in various aspects of the electrical industry.
I’m down here in Tennessee now picking my banjo and playing my fiddle and enjoying the “musical” facets of my life, yet once in a while, my “love for the electrical industry” side will show and as I reflect back to the wonderful people I’ve met along the way, well, I sure do miss them.