J. Scott Eddy, AIA

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J. Scott Eddy, AIA is President of Barlow Eddy Jenkins, P.A., an architectural and planning firm located in Jackson, MS. Scott was a Disaster Assistance volunteer following the devastation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He served as AIA/MS President in 2014 and has been the State Safety Assessment Coordinator from 2010 - 2013 and 2016 – current. He became a Cal OES certified SAP Evaluator in 2010 and was certified as a Cal OES – SAP Instructor in 2012 which enabled him to teach other architects, engineers and building officials as SAP Evaluators. Scott has presented at multiple conferences on topics related to disaster assistance and currently serves as the AIA Disaster Assistance Committee Chair. Mississippi is the only state in the southeast region that does not have a Good Samaritan law protecting architects and engineers from liability when volunteering to provide safety assessments following a declared disaster at the request of the State or other authority having jurisdiction. Scott is in support of a Good Samaritan law and has joined representatives from AIA/MS, MEMA and the State Legislature to draft proposed legislation that can be put forth for action.