City Plans Examiner Adam Roberson recognized by Orange Beach council for earning status of Master Code Professional

May 26, 2020
City Plans Examiner Adam Roberson recognized by Orange Beach council for earning status of Master Code Professional

Adam Roberson, Plans Examiner for the City of Orange Beach, was recognized by the City Council on Tuesday, May 19 for recently achieving the status of Master Code Professional (MCP™) with the International Code Council.

“The Master Code Professional designation is the highest level of ICC certification that is given,” City Building Official Lannie Smith told the council during its May 19th meeting. “It’s kind of the gold standard for building code professionals and it demonstrates a lot of hard work and a lot of testing and education. Adam is one of only 14 people in the state that carry this designation and only one of 800 worldwide.”

Roberson has been with the city for eight years. He started out as an inspector with no certifications, Smith said, but “hit the ground running with his education and his testing.” 

He was promoted to Chief Inspector and then his current role as Plans Examiner. Roberson is the city’s first master code professional. “And really probably one of about four in the whole Gulf Coast region,” Smith said. “So we are very proud of Adam and what he has done and what he brings to the city and to the citizens of Orange Beach. He does a great job.”

All of the council members thanked Roberson for his service to the city and congratulated him on the accomplishment. 

“And for those that don’t know,” Mayor Tony Kennon added. “Even though we seem like a small town from our community, we are a very big town when it comes to construction. And the level of inspection that is required for what we do is pretty amazing, actually compared to the rest of the state. We have a great (staff) and that masters designation really sets us apart. Thank you for that.”