Trevor Welsh

After attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where Trevor studied building construction technologies, he began his career as a Building Official working for the District of North Vancouver as a Plan Reviewer. Trevor worked for a number of years with the City of Port Moody as a Building Official, which involved working as a Plan Reviewer and Building Inspector, including conducting plumbing plan reviews and inspections. He obtained his professional designation as a Registered Building Official, as well his Level 2 plumbing official certification, in 2017.

Through his career, Trevor has held various supervisory and leadership roles within local government, including the Manager of Building, Bylaws, and Business Licences with the City of White Rock, as well the Director of the Building Permits Division for the City of Abbotsford. He is currently the Director of the Building Division for the City of Surrey. He has also worked as a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, instructing on building code courses.

In addition to his work as a Building Official, Trevor has also served as a reserve officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. In his role with the Cadet Instructor Cadre, Trevor has mentored and coached youth and young adults across the Province of BC. He continues to give back to the veteran’s community by volunteering on the organizing committee of the Annual Vancouver Military Dinner, which fundraises for not-for-profit organizations that benefit veterans.

Trevor has served on the Building Officials’ Association of BC’s Executive Committee since 2019. During this time, he has been involved in multiple committees and working groups including the Governance Committee, Certification Working Group, and has chaired the Finance Committee. In the Executive Committee, Trevor has held the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, and he currently serves as one of the Vice-Presidents of the Association.

In his spare time, Trevor enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.