Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the official formation of the Building Safety Oversight Board, which will make decisions about immediate and long-term actions necessary for the City of Philadelphia to execute recommendations made in the report issued by the Mayor’s Special Independent Advisory Commission, “Safety First and Foremost”. Angelo Perryman, ULI Philadelphia member and President and Chief Executive Officer of Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc., has been appointed to the Board, which plans to ensure the recommendations, by the Commission, critical to public safety are thoroughly vetted and implemented.
“It is an exciting opportunity to be a member of the Building Safety Oversight Board and moving our city forward,” said Perryman. “I am enthusiastically envisioning the future benefits to the workplace and the promotion of building safety.”
The Commission was created by Mayor Nutter in November 2013, in response to the tragic building collapse at 22nd & Market Streets on June 5, 2013 that killed six people, and was charged with reviewing and evaluating the City’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L &I).
The Building Safety Oversight Board, which will work with L&I to monitor the progress of implementation throughout the remainder of the Mayor’s administration, is chaired by Michael Nadol, Managing Director at Public Financial Management. Other members include Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez; Ann Marie Ambrose, former Commissioner of the Department of Human Services and now the Senior Director for Leadership Development and System Engagement at Casey Family Programs; Ned Dunham, Of Counsel and member of the Litigation Department at Kleinbard LLC who served as Chief of Staff to the Special Independent Advisory Commission; and Wendell Pritchett, Interim Dean and Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Read Mayor Nutter’s press release here.