Scotch Plains Zoning Officer Bob LaCosta was recently elected president of the New Jersey Building Officials Association and was sworn in last week. As president, LaCosta will represent 1,500 building inspectors throughout the state.
LaCosta has also been awarded
Inspector of the Year, as well as several NJBOA Presidents’ awards. He has
worked for Scotch Plains as the Chief Code Official for 35-plus years with accomplishments in land use recognition, while serving on the planning board for 30 years and as advisor to the Board of Adjustment. LaCosta has
served on numerous committees for the township, including memorials for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. He was also a driving force behind the recently
dedicated Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
LaCosta has spent 30 years as an executive board member of the NJBOA. He serves as vice chairman of the building sub-code committee, and is a member of the LOM Land Use Committee and NJDCA peer review. LaCosta also chairs the legislative committee and has been responsible for significant legislative changes that affect the building code community.
LaCosta is married to his wife Maureen, and has three grown sons and a granddaughter, Charlotte. He has lived in Scotch Plains his entire life.