International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials



The annual Officers Installation and Social Event for the Central California Chapter of IAPMO was held on Saturday January 28th at the beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Club in Burlingame, CA. The room was beautifully decorated with Silver Star balloons held up by black balloons to give the elusion that the stars where floating and the center pieces of floating candles with little silver stars dressed up the tables perfectly.

Over 85 guests attended. The members and their families who took part in the events of the evening continue to strengthen our connections and our future in this important industry and the principal roles we serve and perform.

All enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres which were passed around during the, 1 1/2 hour hosted reception before the dinner. There was much discussion among old friends and associates about IAPMO and its future in the world. The background music of old favorites by “Pacific Entertainment, Mr. Anthony.” was enjoyed by all during the cocktail hour, dinner and the raffle. A delicious beef or chicken dinner was enjoyed by all the guests.

We especially thank Dwight Perkins for his visit and for officiating the Officer’s Installation program. Dwight is the Northwest Regional Manager for IAPMO International Headquarters Office. Dwight gave us all an update on the adoption of the 2003 code and the 2006 code.

The Installation ceremony started with John Wager leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance; introduced attending Chapter Past Presidents and asked for a moment of silence in respect for the memory of Rick Keer.

Outgoing officers were acknowledged with our thanks and plaques for the past year of hard work and commitment: Chapter Chairman - John Wagner, Executive Director of Tile & Stone Council of Northern California Chapter; Vice-Chairman –– Marty Cooper, Building Inspector, City of Foster City; Treasurer David Ledda, Plumbing Inspector, City of San Francisco; and Secretary – Sarah Aguilar, Chief Estimator of Southland Ind., San Jose, CA.

Installed as your incoming officers and presented with chapter pins were: Chapter Chairman - Marty Cooper, Building Inspector, City of Foster City; Vice Chairman – David Ledda, Plumbing Inspector, City of San Francisco; Treasurer – Sarah Aguilar, Chief Estimator of Southland Ind., San Jose, CA. and Secretary – Nathan Vasquez, Facility Technician of The Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center, UA local #393.

Special honors of acknowledgement with plaques were presented to Tony Wilcockson as Government Person of the Year and to Javier Campos, Training Coordinator of Sheet Metal Local 104 as Industry Person of the Year. Both are to be commended for their dedication and hard work during the year. Tony was surprised and asked his wife if she new about this award, she said no. Tony went on to say that the people who have received this award in the past are important and it was an honor to be in their company.

Our new Chairman, Marty Cooper announced “I hope everyone is enjoying the evening. I want to thank my wife Janis for helping to make arrangements for the installation. I also want to thank my Department Director, Rick Marks & Chuck Haney the Foster City Building Official for allowing me the time to participate in IAPMO. This year I hope to have more education & training at the Chapter Meetings & encourage more members to attend those meetings.”

Congratulations to Mike Swanson for being closest to the hole at the golf tournament. Thanks to Dwight Perkins for representing IAPMO & swearing the board in. Thanks to John for a great year.

Past Chairpersons Attending 2006 Installation

  • Bob Adler
  • Mike Harrison
  • Brent Hipsher
  • Don Johnson
  • John LaTorra
  • Dan McEvilly
  • Phil Ribbs
  • Bob Scrosati
  • Dan Shea

    Donations to the Officers Installation Dinner Dance were provided by

  • UA Local 342
  • UA Local 342 Joint Labor Management
  • UA Local 393
  • UA Local 159
  • Local 38
  • Local 343
  • Tile & Stone Council of Northern California
  • Northern California Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • United Mechanical Service, Mr. Sheldon T. Fong
  • Greater Bay Area PHCC
  • PHR Consultants
  • County Consumer Service & Repair Group
  • California State Pipe Trades Council of the United Association
  • Southland Industries
  • T & D Tile Company
  • Bob Adler Plumbing

    We thank these and any others who may have been missed for their support.
    (Please Contact if you were missed for later mention.)

    We had a great time with the raffle as we had a lot to pick from gift certificates, wine and spirits. The DJ got into it with the music and sound effects which in turn got everybody excited for the next winner. We all rounded out the evening with some dancing to some oldies but goodies.

    Pictures were taken throughout the evening by the new secretary, Nathan Vasquez, which will be posted on the website.

    I would like to thank everyone for participating in making this a memorable and very enjoyable occasion. We look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming monthly meetings and conferences.

    Be sure and check out our web site for pictures of the Installation Dinner -

    Respectfully Submitted
    Nathan Vasquez
    Central California Chapter Secretary

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