Media Release

Good Government Award

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Each year, the Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF), a 630 company trade organization representing the building industry, recognizes a public official who has contributed to responsibility in government.  This year's recipient was Alachua County Head Building Official, Phil Dunnington. 

BANCF President Adam Bolton presented the award during the 2009 Installation and Awards Banquet on December 11th at the UF Hilton Hotel.  In presenting the award, Bolton commented that, "Phil is very fair in interpreting the building code and has been instrumental in fostering a spirit of cooperation between the building industry and the building department.  Although he is tough on the job site, you know you are always going to be treated fairly.  He is known as a straight up guy and a pleasure to work with."

The plaque reads, "Presented by the Builders Association of North Central Florida in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions to our industry by truly recognizing the needs of our community 2009."

Phil Dunnington has been with the County's Building Department for 12 years and most recently became the Head Building Official.  He is retiring on December 31, 2009.

For more information, contact BANCF Deputy Executive Vice President, Margie Krpan at 352-372-5649


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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