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Canton welcomes new Chief Building Official

By Safety Director Thomas Ream
Released/Published: Oct 5, 2009

This past June, Mayor Healy appointed Angela Cavanaugh as the City's Chief Building Official (CBO). Cavanaugh replaced former CBO John Labriola, who took a new position as the head of the recently-formed Akron-Summit County Building Department. Before joining the City full-time, Cavanaugh served as a part-time building plans examiner, where she monitored construction documents to ensure they meet state standards for local projects.

In her new position, Cavanaugh will administer the State of Ohio Building Code for residential and commercial buildings, the Zoning Department, and the Housing Code Enforcement Department. She brings a wealth of experience to the City, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and a Master’s degree in management from Kent State University. She also holds certifications from the Ohio Board of Building Standards as a Master Plans Examiner for all disciplines, including architectural, structural, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire suppression, and fire alarm plans. She is a state-certified building inspector/building official as well as a registered architect.

During these hard economic times, Cavanaugh is committed to lowering costs in her department while improving service. Many cost-cutting ideas have already been implemented, and more are being studied for future use. For more information about the Canton Building Department, call (330)  visit their offices at 424 Market Avenue North (3rd Floor) in downtown Canton.

Contact Information: (330)430-7800