NUMBER 83 · OCTOBER 2011 ·


Johnny Benisch
City of St. Charles
200 N. Second St.
St. Charles Mo. 63301
Phone: 636-949-3500


Art Genasci, MCP
St. Charles County
201 N. Second St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-949-7900, extension 7280


James Sisk
City of Poplar Bluff
330 N. Second
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone: 573-686-8682


Lara Berry
City of Maryland Heights
11911 Dorsett Rd.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-738-2247
FAX: 314-738-2447


Lisa Bullock
City of Hazelwood
415 Elm Grove Lane
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Phone: 314-513-5064
Cell: 314-713-5049


Traey Lambertz
Cass County
102 E. Wall Street
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: 816-380-8134


John Morgan
City of Frontenac
10555 Clayton Road
Frontenac, MO 63131
Phone: 314-994-3200


Tamara Schenke
City of Belton
506 Main St.
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: 816-331-4331,
extension 116

Tamara Schenke, 2009-2011
Pearline McFall, 2005-2009
Johnny Benisch, 2003-2005
Walter Hughes, Jr., 2001-2003
Dwight Flowers, 1999-2001
Robert Gillis, 1998-1999
Jim Fossell, 1997-1998
Jim Poelker, 1996-1997
R.C. Bonds, 1995-1996
David Park, 1992-1995


Jim Fossell
City of Maryland Heights
11911 Dorsett Rd.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-738-2268

<big>HTML clipboard</big> <big>HTML clipboard</big> Annual Conference Kicks Off October 12

Our Annual Educational Conference is just days away. If you haven't yet made your plans to attend, do it now!

The 2011 MACA/MACE Educational Conference is slated for October 12, 13 and 14 at the Resort at Port Arrowhead in Lake Ozark, MO.

The conference will feature two full days of educational seminars on October 12 and 13, with a half day session on October 14 consisting of a business meeting and cracker barrel sessions.

The October 12 educational agenda offers a choice of three different classes in the morning and two different seminar sessions on the afternoon. On October 13, a morning session and afternoon session will be offered. The half-day session on October 14 will consist of a business meeting and cracker barrel/discussion session.

In addition to an outstanding educational agenda, the conference fee includes six meals: a breakfast buffet all three days, lunch on October 12 and 13, and an evening banquet on October 13. You may register for the conference at the door, but you should contact the Resort at Port Arrowhead first to verify room availability and make your reservation. The Resort's toll-free telephone number is 800-532-3575.

Click HERE to download the complete conference information flyer with the full agenda and registration form.

MACE President Benisch Running For AACE Office

MACE President Johnny Benisch (right) has been nominated for First Vice President of the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE). Benisch also presently serves as President of the St. Louis Association of Code Enforcement (SLACE), a regional chapter of MACE. During his tenure with both organizations, Benisch has increased membership in both organizations, increased the frequency and locations for educational seminars across the state, ensured the financial stability of both organizations and increased communication between both organizations and their membership.

Benish is the only person elected by MACE membership to two separate terms as President (2003-05 and 2011-present).

Among his goals for AACE are:
  • Improve information sharing and communication between the members and the organization.
  • Increase membership.
  • Financial stability
  • Better ways of informing the members about candidates running for office
  • Voting for officers at the conference for people that attend in addition to mail voting for members that cannot attend (presently, only mail voting is allowed).
  • Improve education and training offered at the annual conference.
  • Better working relationship with ICC.
  • Strenghten AACE's ties with our state chapters.
  • Offer joint training with state organizations.
Benisch has over 30 years' experience in the Code Enforcement profession. He is presently the Code Enforcement Manager and Accessibility Coordinator for the City of St. Charles, Missouri, a city of 66,000 and a western suburb of St. Louis. He has been with St. Charles for 17 years. Benisch is an ICC Certified Building Inspector, Residential and Commercial Inspector and Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector.

If elected, Benisch will continue a long tradition of MACE members who have served on the AACE board, including David Park, Jim Fossell, David Reyburn and Tamara Schneke who currently serves as AACE Secretary.

If you are an AACE member, you should already have received a ballot with a return envelope. All ballots must be received by AACE no later than November 1. Please note that some of members did not receive the required return envelopes in their ballot mailers. Please notify the AACE office if you were one of those affected, so you can receive a return envelope. If you haven't received a ballot or return envelope, please notify the AACE office right away, as ballots must be received in the post office box no later than November 1, 2011 to be counted.

Call 614-552-2633 or email to receive a ballot envelope.

AACE Conference Slated For November 1-3 In Nashville

The 22nd Annual Conference of the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) is scheduled for November 1-3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Click HERE to download a conference brochure and registration form or visit the AACE website at