Gitesh Desai Appointed to the General Appeals Board

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Gitesh Desai

HOUSTON: On Wednesday, November 19, Houston City Council voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Gitesh Desai to the General Appeals Board, for a term to expire January 2, 2017.

“I’m looking forward to this position. It matches my background and my experience and education.” Desai said after his appointment was approved.

Council Member Oliver Pennington thanked Desai for volunteering to serve on the board.

“We need people like you who will agree to apply your expertise for the benefit of the city,” said Pennington.

The board comprises of total ten members and its general powers and duty are to interpret the provisions of the Building Code in appeals of decisions by the Building Official, to settle possible jurisdictional disputes between Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning Appeals Boards, to determine the suitability of alternative types of construction other than those relating to Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical and to make recommendations to the Mayor for amendments to the City of Houston Building Code.

Desai is a licensed professional engineer employed by Wood Group Mustang and has been involved in community affairs for many years. He is a past president of the Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston and currently serves on its Board.

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