Code Review and Appeals Board

  • About the Board

    The Code Review and Appeals Board reviews and advises the City Council on all building construction codes as they apply to new construction.  The Board also hears appeals from those affected by a code violation or other decision involving building codes as they apply to new construction.

    TheBoard consists of nine appointed members who represent various facets of building construction.  City Ordinance mandates that members must be of the following professions: Architect, Structural Engineer, Residential Homebuilder/Realtor, Commercial Builder/Developer, Electrician, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Technician, Licensed Plumber, Electrical Engineer.

    Board members are appointed by the Mayor with the City Council’s approval.  Each member is appointed to a three-year term.

    Learn more about the Code Review and Appeals Board.


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  • Documents

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  • Board Members

    MemberContact InformationTerm BeganTerm Expires
    John "Scott" Kunkel
    2711 WIndward Blvd.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (Commercial Builder/Developer)
    O: 217/359-5828
    C: 217/355-1549
    November 2012June 2019
    Kirk Skelton
    3007 Cherry Hills Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (Residential Homebuilder/Realtor)
    O: 217/693-5629
    H: 217/649-2058
    May 2009June 2019
    Steve Billhymer
    201 S. Prospect Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (Electrical Contractor)
    O: 217/359-6999
    C: 217/356-8135
    November 2012June 2019
    Charles "Chip" Craddock
    Clark Deitz, Inc.
    125 W. Church ST.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (Electrical Engineer)
    O: 217/373-8900
    H: 217/356-1815
    July 1998June 2020
    John Frauenhoffer
    3002 Crossing Court
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (Structural Engineer)
    O: 217/351-6268
    H: 217/356-2797
    June 1982June 2018
    James Gleason
    803 W. Washington St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (Mechanical Engineer)
    O: 217/356-0536
    H: 217/359-9004
    May 1992June 2020
    Mike Scott
    3101 Meridian Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (Mechanical Technician)
    O: 217/265-5437
    H: 217/356-7323
    June 2007June 2019
    Neil Strack
    116 N. Chestnut, Ste. 300
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217/378-5300
    H: 217/356-9064
    C: 217/369-8691
    June 1982June 2018
    Kenwood Sullivan
    412 E. University Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217/355-3718
    June 1992June 2020
    Larry Happ 
    Building Safety Supervisor
    307 S. Randolph St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217/403-6100Statutory
    Gary Ludwig
    Fire Chief
    307 S. Randolph St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217/403-7200Statutory
  • Staff Support

    Building Safety Division

    Champaign Fire Department
    Building Safety Division
    307 S. Randolph Street
    Champaign, IL 61820

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