"Promoting Safety through Building Code Education"
The Five-County Building Officials Association (FBOA) dates back to the late 1950's. It began as the Tri-County Building Officials Association (TBOA) founded in Akron, Ohio by local building code officials who saw the need for uniform codes for Summit, Medina, and Portage Counties. These founders fulfilled the need for uniformity by working together with the Home Builders Association of Greater Akron to produce the Tri-County Building Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (EDITION 2, OCTOBER 15, 1966). TBOA added two counties (Wayne and Stark) in the 1980's and changed its’ name to Five-County Building Officials Association.
Over the past years, FBOA has amassed fourteen different counties with more than 130 active members.