Building Codes Council

Council Members

The Building Codes Council exists for the purpose of assisting the department with the application, implementation, and interpretation of the state building code and building codes adopted by counties, cities, or towns. 

The council works cooperatively with the department and with representatives of the construction industry and the interested public, to harmonize building codes and related rules with both the needs of the construction industry and the public interest in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety.

Council members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. The council's 12 members serve 3 year terms.

For additional contact information and information on council member terms, please visit the Office of the Governor's link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.


Tony Sanfilippo, Representative for Department of Public Health & Human Services


Ron Bartsch, Home Building Industry 


Robert Risk, County, City, or Town Building Inspector


Suzanne Trusler, Building Contractor Industry 


Matthew Lemert, Licensed Plumber


Josh Wallery, Manufactured Housing Industry


John Gordon, Licensed Electrician


John Carmody, Practicing Professional Engineer


John Poston, Elevator Mechanic


Jason Fitzgerald, Practicing Architect


Dick Swingley, State Fire Marshall


Deborah Larson, Public Member