City appoints new building official

The Bellingham Business Journal

Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike announced that Jim Tinner accepted appointment as Bellingham’s new building official.

Tinner brings to Bellingham a track record of leadership and experience creating organizational change as well as professional credentials.

Planning and Community Development Director Tim Stewart said Tinner is a seasoned building official and leader, having served as building official in the city of Auburn and building official and fire marshal in the city of Snoqualmie during the past ten years. He has also served as a senior building inspector in Cowlitz County for three years, combined building and fire prevention inspector in Spokane County for three years and a combination inspector in Kent, Wash., for four years.

“We are very impressed with his technical knowledge, and even more impressed with his leadership skills,” Stewart said. “I am confident that Jim will add significant value to the Planning and Community Development Department and the City of Bellingham as a whole.”

Stewart said Tinner’s salary will be $79,000 per year, funded entirely from fees collected for processing building permits.  He will begin Aug. 31, 2009.

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