City of Austin announces new Austin Code Director

Jose RoigThe City of Austin has identified José G. Roig as the Austin Code Director. Mr. Roig will begin his new duties as the Austin Code Director on November 23, 2020.

Under the direction of Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano, the Austin Code Director is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating code compliance to secure and maintain City code regulations as they related to housing standards, vacant lots, salvage yards, and other zoning restrictions.

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Code Department has grown from a small division of the Austin Resource Recovery Department to a department with more than 150 employees and a budget of $27 million, with an important responsibility to the community it serves.

“I’m very happy to have José join our team. His extensive experience and past leadership in Austin Code position him to take the department to the next level, building a safer and greater Austin together through code education, collaboration, and enforcement”, said Assistant City Manager Arellano.

Mr. Roig has worked for the City of Austin since 2007 in several roles. He currently serves as the Interim Director for the Austin Code Department (ACD), where he provides strategic oversight and leadership to the department. During his time as Interim Director, Mr. Roig has collaborated with multiple departments, city officials and community leaders to deliver excellent services to our community. Prior to this role as the Interim Director, Mr. Roig was the Assistant Director over field operations within ACD. Prior to working in ACD, he served as the Building Official, a Building Inspections Division Manager, Inspections Supervisor, and Commercial Inspector in the Development Services Department.
As a commitment to service excellence, Mr. Roig stays very active in the code development community at a national and local level as a Governmental Member of the International Code Council (ICC) and the Building Officials Association of Texas (B.O.A.T.). An active member of the Texas Fire Protection Association (TFPA), the Code Enforcement Association of Texas (CEAT) and the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE).
Mr. Roig currently holds several International Code Council certifications, including Certified Building Official, Certified Code Enforcement Administrator, Commercial and Residential Building Inspector, Commercial and Residential Energy Inspector, and Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector. He is also CompTIA Project+ certified and a Licensed Texas Code Enforcement Officer. 

“I’m honored to have been chosen to lead the Austin Code Department as its new Director and I look forward to continuing our work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Austin Code continues to deliver excellent services to our vibrant and diverse community,” shared Mr. Roig.
As an Alumni of Western Governors University, Mr. Roig holds a Master of Science in Management and Leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, in addition to an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Science from Kaplan University.