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Scotch Plains Zoning Officer Elected President of State Association

LaCosta will represent 1,500 building inspectors throughout the state in his new role.

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. 

FormerFanwoodian December 03, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Makes one wonder how good the other building inspectors are in NJ when the individual who messed up the Union Catholic High improvements is elected to lead them.
Allison Steele December 04, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Allison Steele Wow!

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