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GACE Happenings

Hello GACE Members,  There are many exciting events taking place in GACE.  This Board has been working very hard to "upgrade" our organization.  First, We have been working with UGA and have brought to life our new curriculum "Level III" which began at the 2015 Fall Conference in Athens.

GACE Happenings

Lastly, Board members attended the GMA and ACCG conferences as vendors to help your County Commissioners and City Council members understand the need for your attendance at GACE conferences.  Both Keith and myself received a great deal of positive feedback. Hopefully we will get to see all of you in Savannah!   Until then stay safe out there!!!!

G.A.C.E AT A GLANCE

The first training conference held by GACE was in the Fall of 1998 at the  UGA Center for Continuing Education located in Athens Georgia. GACE Training is facilitated through the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government  and is in participation and supported by  ACCG and GMA.

The membership count for  GACE in 1998 was totaled at 50 today; GACE celebrates an increase of over 800% at 409 members, all due to dedication of  GACE Members and Local Jurisdictional Support for the Code Enforcement Field.

From 1998 to 2015, GACE has revised the training from one level to three levels and has begun an assertive approach to seek state recognition.  Beyond our certificate levels of training, our classes also provide continued education credit that is required to maintain ICC certifications as well as offering preparation classes for the ICC property maintenance and zoning exams.

WELCOME FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 The Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) is a Professional Organization dedicated to establishing responsible Code Enforcement throughout local Governments in Georgia and professional development of its members. The GACE Code Enforcement Officer Certificate Program is sponsored by GACE in cooperation with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association.                                  
 The CEOCP is administered by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those persons responsible for enforcement of City, County and State Codes in Georgia.

UPCOMING ELECTION AND BY-LAW AMENDMENT

Elections will be held during the conference on Thursday, March 3 from 10:00 am—10:30 am 
For the following Board of Directors positions: 
1st Vice President 
3rd Vice President 
Treasurer

BY-LAW AMENDMENT CHANGE

Code Enforcement Officials are a unique public servant whose responsibility lies squarely between policy making and the realms of law enforcement and litigation. The U. S. Congress, state legislatures, and city councils and county boards of supervisors adopt policies, codes, rules and regulations to solve problems or respond to federal, state, or community mandates. Enforcement applies these laws to specific properties, either by using warnings and notices to persuade voluntary compliance or by filing court actions, all under the rubric of ‘police powers’. Local enforcement officials and those who write the policies, codes, rules, and regulations are obligated to understand the management of the code enforcement function and the entire complex process