Board of Industrial Trades Meeting

May 16, 2023 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location name: 
Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP) - WebEx Via Teleconference
Street Address: 
1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

The District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades was established to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the District by ensuring that individuals engaged in these trades have the specialized skills and training required to perform such services for the public.

The Board license law, which governs asbestos workersplumberselectriciansrefrigeration and air conditioning mechanicssteam and operating engineers, and those in the elevator trades (with the exception of District of Columbia and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees). The Board may establish bonding and insurance requirements, subcategories of licensure, education, and experience requirements for licensure, and other requirements.

The Board is comprised of 15 tradespersons, who are appointed by the Mayor and licensed in the District: three plumbers; two electricians; two refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics; two steam engineers; two asbestos workers; one elevator mechanic; one elevator inspector; one elevator contractor; and one consumer member. Eight members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Board meeting minutes are available at


Meeting Dates  

Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

  • January 17, 2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • July 18, 2023
  • August - Recess
  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 21, 2023
  • December 19, 2023

Contact Us

Board Members

Brian Cooper, Chair – Elevator Contractor
Petrick Washington – Elevator Mechanic
Michael Johnson – Master Plumber/Gasfitter
Garth Grannum – Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Alvin Venson, Sr. – Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Alex Lemu – Class 1, Steam Engineer
Shawn Ellis – Class 1, Steam Engineer
Tanya Lewis – Master Electrician
Lavonne Woods – Master Electrician

Board Staff

Nicole McClendon – Program Coordinator
Chanda Kearney – Board Administrator

For more information, please contact the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection using our online inquiry form, via email at, or by phone at (202) 671-4500.

Address: 1100 4th St SW Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20024
Direct Email:

Call: 650-479-3208 

Access Code: 2304 593 6210