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.
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!!!!
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.
Code Enforcement slide show
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