Steve Brown joined the department in 1987 right after it was first created, and became Director in 1993. He is a Certified Building Official through the Council of American Building Officials and is certified through the International Conference of Building Officials as a Combination Commercial, Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Code Inspector. He is also a Certified Fire Code Inspector through the International Fire Code Institute. Steve is a graduate of San Manuel High School and has an Associates Degree in Building Code Technology. He served in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran. Steve is a native of Pinal County and resides in Oracle with his wife Ellie, sons Travis and Gilbert and daughter Erica.