Dinner Meeting

RERA October 15th Dinner Meeting


Dinner meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

RERA October 15th, Dinner Meeting



Jesse Oswald,
Chief Building Official

Presentation will focus on:

City’s proposed All-Electric Reach Code and other proposed amendments to the upcoming, 2019 California Building Code adoptions.

About Jesse:

Oswald was selected through a nationwide recruitment following the retirement of Mark Setterland, who served as the City’s Chief Building Official from 2014 to 2018. Oswald served as Acting Chief Building Official from April to June in 2017 and from August 2017 to January of 2018, a period that included the Sonoma County wildfires that greatly impacted the region, destroying 5 percent of Santa Rosa’s housing stock. Oswald served as the Chief Building Official for the Resilient City Rebuilding Permit Center, a special office created specifically for fire recovery and rebuilding efforts. To date and under his efforts, this special permitting program has led to 658 homes rebuilt, 1149 under construction, 178 with a permit issued - awaiting construction, and 119 currently in permit review—an unprecedented turnaround for a response of this size and magnitude.

“Jesse has been instrumental in establishing key policies and direction for the Resilient City Rebuilding Permit center,” said Planning & Economic Development Director David Guhin. “His dedication, creative thinking, and professionalism during his tenure—especially in response to the wildfires— made him the top candidate in our eyes, and his years of exemplary service to the city only strengthened our belief in him. He will be a key part as we move forward with the rebuild and development of the city.”

Oswald brings over 14 years of city government experience to the role, including serving as Permit Intake Manager for the City of Santa Rosa. He previously worked as Acting Chief Building Official and held various fire and building inspector roles for the City of Merced prior to joining Santa Rosa in 2013.

A Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran, Oswald served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as a crew chief KC-135 refueler. Oswald received his Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, and two Associates degrees

Join us at

Charlie’s Grill

1320 19th Hole Drive

Windsor, CA 95492

6:00 Mix and Mingle

6:30 Announcements & Sponsor

7:00 pm - Dinner

7 :30 pm – presentation

Sign up and pay in advance by October 13th at

If paying by cash or check at the door,
members register online by Sunday, October 13th
at www.rera.com or call 707-545-2727.

Dinner Cost is $30.00

Map and Directions

Registration and Signup

Pay in advance with Brown Paper Tickets


Not a RERA member?

  • You may attend two dinner meetings without being a RERA member.
  • Sign up and pay in advance at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4410804
  • Or register for this event by calling RERA at 707-545-2727; you will need to pay by cash or check prior to the day of the dinner.

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