Auburn Hills Building Inspector Appointed to State Design Board

Building reviewer and inspector for the City of Auburn Hills appointed to Governor’s Barrier Free Design Board

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Auburn Hills, MI—April 16, 2013—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce that Auburn Hills employee Jeffery Spencer, the City’s licensed building official, building inspector and plan reviewer, has been appointed to the governor’s Barrier Free Design Board representing building inspectors.

The Barrier Free Design Board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs by reviewing and processing requests for exceptions to the barrier free design specifications as well as making recommendations for barrier free design rules.

“Jeffrey brings more than 40 years of experience to the board and I appreciate his willingness to serve in this role,” said Governor Rick Snyder in a press release.

Spencer has held his position with the City of Auburn Hills for more than 25 years. He is a member and former president of the Oakland County Building Officials Association and member of the Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspectors Association. In 2012 Spencer served on the board of directors for MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration). He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Baker College and is a schooled journeyman carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.   Spencer was previously a carpenter and project coordinator for St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac.

“Jeffrey Spencer has provided great service to the City of Auburn Hills for decades and I have no doubt he will continue to do great things on the board for the state. We are pleased his dedication and accomplishments are being recognized beyond Auburn Hills,” said Auburn Hills City Manager, Pete Auger.

Spencer was appointed following the resignation of Jerry Harkness, leaving a vacant position on the board. Spencer will serve out the term, which expires on October 31, 2013.

Spencer is a resident of Davisburg.  

About Auburn Hills
Celebrating 30 years as a city in 2013, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at