CCLD welcomes new director, state building official

Scott McLellan, former state building official and CCLD director | Todd Green, CCLD director | Greg Metz, Minnesota chief building official

The Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced changes in its leadership as longtime state building official and CCLD director Scott McLellan retired this fall.

“Scott’s work was central to much of our industry advocacy efforts,” said James Vagle, CEO of Housing First Minnesota. “While we naturally came to the building code discussions from different perspectives, he understood the critical balance of resource protection, innovation and homeowner costs.”

Stepping into the role of director at CCLD is Todd Green, whose career with DLI began as a high-pressure-piping inspector in 1997. He earned the position of chief high-pressure-piping inspector by 2002, transitioned to a managerial role overseeing multiple agency areas in 2014, and was appointed as an assistant director for the division in 2017.

Greg Metz assumes the role of state building official, bringing with him a wealth of experience. After 28 years in commercial architecture, Metz joined CCLD in 2015 and took charge of supervising building and plumbing plan review units starting in 2018. His background includes a partnership at BKV Group in Minneapolis, roles as a building inspector and commercial plan reviewer, and work as a civilian architect for the U.S. Marine Corps.