We regret to inform the members of the Building Officials of Western Massachusetts of the passing of past President and longtime member of BOWM, Paul Tacy. Paul was a mentor to many and a credit to our profession. He was always very involved in promoting the need for reasonable building codes and the enforcement of the same. His presence and input at our meetings was always welcome and insightful and he will be missed. We wish his family and friend peace and comfort during this difficult time.