Code Review and Appeals Board

Board Information

The Code Review and Appeals Board was created with CB 2013-075.

The Board reviews and advises Council regarding all building construction codes as it applies to new construction.  The Board also hears appeals by persons or entities affected by a code violation or decision involving building codes as it applies to new construction.

Board Members’ Professional Experience

The Code Review and Appeals Board consists of nine appointed members (having served previously on the Code Review Committee) who represent various facets of building construction.  The ordinance mandates that members must be of the following professions:

  • An architect
  • A structural engineer
  • A residential homebuilder/realtor
  • A commercial builder/developer
  • An electrician
  • A mechanical engineer
  • A mechanical technician
  • A licensed plumber
  • An electrical engineer

Board Members

Member NamePhone Number(s)Term BeganTerm Expires
CHAIR - 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
VICE CHAIR - 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 2017
John "Scott" Kunkel
2711 WIndward Blvd.
Champaign, IL 61821
(Commercial Builder/Developer)
O: 217/359-5828
C: 217/355-1549
November 2012June 2016
Steve Billhymer
201 S. Prospect Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(Electrical Contractor)
O: 217/359-6999
C: 217/356-8135
November 2012June 2016

John Frauenhoffer
3002 Crossing Court
Champaign, IL
(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 2017
Kirk Skelton
3007 Cherry Hills Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822
(Residential Homebuilder/Realtor)
O: 217/693-5629
H: 217/649-2058
May 2009June 2016
Kenwood Sullivan
412 E. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/355-3718
June 1992June 2017
Mike Scott
3101 Meridian Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822
(Mechanical Technician)
O: 217/265-5437
H: 217/356-7323
June 2007June 2016
Larry Happ
Building Safety Supervisor
307 S. Randolph St.
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/403-6100Statutory
Fire Chief
307 S. Randolph St.
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/403-7200Statutory
Building Safety Divison
307 S. Randolph St.
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/403-6100Meetings are held (on an as needed basis) on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in training room at the Main Fire Station. Terms are 3 years in length.