John (JC) Hudgison is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He advanced his education by attending and graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture & Design (B. Arch), and is scheduled to attain a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Troy University in 2022. Hudgison currently is the Construction Services Center Manager and Chief Building Official for the City of Tampa, FL.
Prior to working for the City of Tampa, Hudgison worked for the Columbus Consolidated Government in Columbus, GA and John I Rivers Associates as an Architecture Intern. Hudgison has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of architecture, building code, and construction management. During his 10 years of service to the Columbus Consolidated Government, he managed numerous capital improvement projects including new public buildings, streetscape improvements, and a wide range of renovation and rehab projects at various scale. Most recently, Hudgison served as Director of Building Inspections and Code Enforcement, where he directed the plan review and inspections program relative to the construction as well as Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement Divisions.
Hudgison received his Certified Building Official (CBO) certification from the International Code Council, is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, Building Code Administrator through the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). He previously served on the board of the Building Officials Association of Georgia (BOAG), Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 2018 International Building Code Task Force, the AIA Georgia Board. Hudgison is still active on the ICC Emerging Leaders Membership Council (ELMC) and the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) Legislative Committee. In his commitment to building design and safety, Hudgison has been appointed to chair the ICC Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee. This committee is responsible for the next version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that comes out in 2024.