Boston, Massachusetts 2021-04-26 07:56:22 –
Mayor Kim Johnny announced today that Sean Redon has been appointed as an interim member of the Inspection Services Division (ISD). Mark Joseph will assume the role of Deputy Building Commissioner and Paul Williams will assume the role of Assistant Housing Commissioner. The ISD manages and enforces building, housing, health, hygiene, and safety regulations mandated by city and state governments. Inspection Services consists of five regulatory departments responsible for servicing the general public by protecting the health, safety and environmental stability of Boston’s business and residential communities.
“In Boston, it’s important to continue to protect and improve the quality of life of all residents. I think Sean, Mark and Paul are good at supporting these efforts in a new position.” Mayor Jenny said. “I know that with a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership, they can lead this sector with dignity and respect for our city and its inhabitants.”
Redon has been working in Boston for 25 years and most recently served as Deputy Building Commissioner for the Inspection Services Building Department, managing more than 50 staff, including building personnel, management support staff, and planning examiners. Prior to that role, Lydon worked as a building inspector and was responsible for enforcing the building and zoning code.
Redon served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and later engaged in aerospace and defense programs at Raytheon, Rockwell, and Beckman. He graduated from Fullerton College in California with a major in Business. He later attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology for construction supervision. Redon is also a State Commission and Certified Building Inspector. He currently lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife and three children.
After the transition of Sean Redon, Mark Joseph will assume the role of Deputy Architect. Joseph began his career 20 years ago as a building inspector responsible for inspecting buildings in the city to ensure compliance with Massachusetts buildings and Boston’s zoning code.
Joseph was later promoted to ISD’s Planning Examiner, responsible for planning reviews of new construction, repair, and maintenance projects in Boston. This was done in addition to ensuring compliance with all applicable norms and other relevant laws, ordinances and regulations. Joseph holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Drafting Degree in Building Technology, and several other qualifications. Born and raised in Haiti, Joseph speaks three languages: Haitian Creole, French and English.
In his new role, Joseph oversees all building permits and inspection activities, zoning reviews, zoning referee hearings and decisions, and jury licenses. The department employs 22 building inspectors, 10 electrical inspectors and 8 plumbing inspectors, all to ensure that they all comply with appropriate safety standards. Responsible for inspecting construction or refurbishment work.
In addition, Paul Williams will assume the role of Assistant Housing Commissioner vacated by Claudia Corea, a longtime resident of East Boston. During his tenure at ISD, Cholera oversaw the implementation of short-term rental (STR) programs, student occupancy, and most of the housing initiatives, ensuring that Boston homes were safe and hygienic. Deputy Secretary Williams is responsible for enforcing state health laws and city ordinances, all of which regulate the quality of Boston’s public and private housing stock. He leads a team of inspectors and administrative staff to ensure that rental units are safe, hygienic and code compliant throughout Boston. Williams also leads the sector by continuing to expand the use of mobile technology.
Williams graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science. He then attended Harvard University’s Kennedy Government School, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on budget and financial management, statistics for policy makers, and performance leadership in public and non-profit institutions. Williams has 32 years of government experience, starting with the Federal Reserve System and landing in Boston as the Office of Management and Budget. Williams was later promoted to Senior Management Analyst at ISD, building the capabilities of all department inspectors to work effectively in the field via mobile devices and wireless connections, and a technical team to improve service response. He was responsible for leading IT initiatives in the department, including management. Respond to the IT needs of staff, lead software purchases and implementations, and improve department operations and service delivery to the general public.About inspection service department
The mission of the Inspection Services Department is to serve the general public by protecting the health and safety of Boston’s corporate and housing communities. The ministry consistently seeks fair control over public health, safety, land use and environmental regulations throughout Boston. The ministry will continue to leverage resources to promote Boston’s quality of life through the provision of education, enforcement and emergency services.
Contact department: Inspection service
release date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021-3:33 pm
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