HINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 31, 2018) – City of Hinesville Director of Inspections Steve Welborn officially retired on Aug. 31 after 14 years of faithful service to the city and his community.
“I’m going to miss my staff and the people in the community,” said Welborn. “I can say without any reservation that there has never been a day that I did not want to come to work. I enjoy working with the people in the community and in other departments throughout the city and county. I’m going to miss the comradery and fellowship.”
Though a part of the Hinesville community since 1979, Welborn came to work for the city on August 23, 2004 after a long career as a contractor.
“I had personally experienced some challenges with the inspections department and I saw the job as an opportunity to make changes for the better,” Welborn explained.
While Welborn served in several organizations in his time with the city, two of his most prestigious appointments included serving as the president for the Georgia International Code Council (ICC) for Region 8 and the president of the Building Officials Association of Georgia (BOAG).
The ICC is a membership association dedicated to building safety and prevention. It develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. As president, Welborn was responsible for ensuring that his colleagues in the building safety and construction industry throughout the state are informed of any code issues such as hearings, amendments or changes made during code advisory task force committee meetings. The BOAG exists to review building regulatory issues in the state and nation.
“Steve has been an exceptional employee and friend,” said City of Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown. “He has served his position and community with the utmost professionalism and we are going to miss him.”