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February 2017 Membership Meeting

Monday, February 20, 2017  
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The Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its February Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago, Illinois.  The well-attended session featured Ms. Judy Frydland, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Buildings.  The meeting gave members information regarding a number of industry events as well as updates concerning association activities.  The members in attendance were reminded of a number of educational scholarships that are available to Chapter firms for NECA programs and conferences including the following:  NECA Now on March 27 – 29, NECA Legislative Conference on April 26-27, Women In NECA on April 19 -21, NECA Future Leaders Conference on May 17 – 19 and the NECA Safety Professionals Conference on May 22 – 24.  Mr. Eric Nixon, ECA President introduced Commissioner Frydland.   Ms. Frydland reported that there has been a continual increase in the amount of electrical permits issued.  She announced that the re-initiated Electrical Commission recently approved an updated electrical code to be presented to the City of Chicago City Council by early Summer.  Ms. Frydland congratulated the efforts of the Electrical Commission, representatives of the ECA and Local #134 and industry professionals who have extensively reviewed the current code.  She encouraged all to review the Department of Buildings Memorandums that are available on-line.  Ms. Frydland reviewed a recent Ordinance that was passed that assists the Department in monitoring contractors who are ignoring code parameters that can result in unsafe jobsites.  Further action from the Department to deter these contractors has now been enacted.  After a brief question and answer session, Ms. Frydland received a round of applause.   We thank Commissioner Frydland, Mr. Michael Reynolds, City of Chicago Chief Electrical Inspector and Department of Buildings staff for their assistance with the Membership meeting, as well as their continued efforts to keep buildings safe.

Pictured from left to right are:
Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company,
Michael Reynolds, Chief Electrical Inspector - City of Chicago,
Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner Judy Frydland, and
Steve Diamond, ECA Codes & Standards Committee Chairman, Malko Communication Services, LLC

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