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Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

The Seattle Builders Council addresses land use, codes, and other regulatory issues that occur within the city of Seattle. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaison

Aliesha Ruiz
Seattle Government Affairs Manager


Council Leadership

Roque Deherrera
Legacy Group Capital
2023 SBC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Jun 1

Seattle Builders Council Mixer

Join us for a casual time to connect with fellow builders and members over Seattle-specific conversations.
Jun 7

Developer-Builder Issues Council Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Jun 8

Residential Builders Council Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Jun 22

Crab Feed & Elected Officials Reception

Enjoy the bounty of the Salish Sea and chat with area elected officials about issues affecting your business.
Jul 6

Seattle Builders Council Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Jul 12

Developer-Builder Issues Council Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.


Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a Seattle staff liaison today.


Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in the city of Seattle.

  • Seattle Delays Construction Codes

    Posted on Apr 14, 2023 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    The 2021 Seattle Construction Codes effective date of July 1, 2023 is delayed to no sooner than Monday, October 2, 2023.
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