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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  • Board Members

    MemberContact InformationService BeganTerm BeganTerm Expires
    John "Scott" Kunkel
    505 S. Fifth St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (Commercial Builder/Developer)
    O: 217-359-5828
    November 2012July 2019June 2022
    Kirk Skelton
    3007 Cherry Hills Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (Residential Homebuilder/Realtor)
    H: 217-649-2058
    May 2009July 2019June 2022
    Keith Brandau
    806 W. Clark St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (Structural Engineer)
    C: 217-778-1770
    H: 217-960-3716
    November 2018July 2018June 2021
    Charles "Chip" Craddock
    Clark Deitz, Inc.
    125 W. Church St.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (Electrical Engineer)
    O: 217-373-8900
    H: 217-356-1815
    July 1998July 2020June 2023
    James Gleason
    803 W. Washington St.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (Mechanical Engineer)
    O: 217-356-0536
    H: 217-359-9004
    May 1992July 2020June 2023
    Lucas Pryor
    405 Yalow Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (Mechanical Technician)
    O: 217-530-5651
    August 2019July 2019June 2022
    Ed Scopel
    3005 Summithill Pl.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C: 217-493-4322
    November 2018July 2018June 2021
    Kenwood Sullivan
    412 E. University Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217-355-3718
    June 1992July 2020June 2023
    Thomas Thompson
    516 S. Willis Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    C: 217-369-6837
    October 2019July 2018June 2021
    Randy Smith 
    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 St.
    Champaign, IL 61820

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