Stephen D. Jones, CBO, MCP, MS, NJCEM is currently the Senior Government Relations Regional Manager for the International Code Council responsible for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and New Jersey. The former Construction Official and Deputy Emergency Manager for the Township of Millburn/Short Hills and the Borough of Florham Park, NJ, he has over 35 years of construction experience and has served as the past-president of the Morris County Building Officials Association (NJ) and the Building Officials Association of New Jersey.
In addition, Stephen served on the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Building Subcode Committee and their Peer-Review Board as well as having served as a NJ Department of Consumer Affairs New Homes Warranty Arbitrator.
Stephen is a past-president of the International Code Council’s Board of Directors and a sitting Governor for the World Organization of Building Officials. Additionally, he is a former member of the Board of Direction for the National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards for the National Institute of Building Sciences as well as having served as a member of the International Accreditation Services Board of Directors. He obtained professional designations as a Master Code Professional (MCP) and a Certified Building Official (CBO); which are the highest designations available in his field.
Stephen has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from Thomas Edison State College. In 2016, he earned his Master of Science (MS) Degree in Homeland Security from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, he qualified to receive his professional designation as a New Jersey Certified Emergency Manager (NJCEM). Over his career he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his public service including being inducted into the national emergency management academic honor society, Omicron Sigma Sigma “The Order of the Sword and Shield” as well as being names as an “Honorary Kentucky Colonel”.
In addition to his professional experience he served on his County Planning Board as well as having previously served as his local Planning Board Chairman. He holds multiple NJ state licenses as well as having numerous national certifications issued by the International Code Council.