|NUMBER 84 · NOVEMBER 2011 · mace-mo.org|
MACE President Johnny Benisch was elected First Vice President of the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE). The election results were announced at the organization's annual conference, which concluded November 3. After serving his term as First Vice President (2011-12), Benisch will accede to the Presidency of the national organization for 2012-13 term. Benisch also serves as President of the St. Louis Association of Code Enforcement (SLACE).
Benisch said, "It's an honor to be elected to the Board of AACE. I plan to work hard to strengthen the organization and grow our membership. I appreciate the trust our membership has put in me in electing me to this position."
Benisch joins David Park, Jim Fossell, Robert Gillis, David Reyburn and Tamara Schenke as MACE members who have served as AACE officers.
LEFT: The 2011-12 AACE Board of Directors.
Tamara Schenke Receives AACE President's Award
MACE Past President Tamara Schenke became only the fourth person in the history of the American Association of Code Enforcement to receive the organization's President's Award. The honor was bestowed upon Tamara by AACE President Sherri Johnston at the 22nd AACE Annual Conference, which was held November 1-3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2003 Tamara was promoted to Code Enforcement Officer and during her first year in this position wrote and implemented a code enforcement policy and procedure manual, a department training manual and implemented a neighborhood cleanup program. In December of 2003 Tamara was selected as Employee of the Year due to all of her accomplishments.
Tamara has also created a Citizens Education Programs that includes a quarterly informational flyer on city codes which is distributed to the citizens of Belton, is a member of the City’s Code Review Committee, trains new Code Enforcement Officers and implemented a power point training session for landlords, homeowners associations and other groups and individuals interested in learning more about city codes.
Tamara founding member and officer of the Heartland Association of Code Enforcement (HACE). She has organized training seminars held in the Kansas City Metro area and helped organize MACE Annual Conferences. Tamara currently serves as Secretary for the American Association of Code Enforcement.
LEFT: Tamara Schenke (left) receives the AACE President's Award from Sherri Johnston (right).
AACE President (now Past President) Sherri Johnston congratulated Tamara on her award saying, "As the President of AACE giving the award and now the Past President, I personally want to congratulate Tamara Schenke on receiving the 2011 AACE President’s Award. This is a prestigious award given by the President of AACE to a member who has exceeded their abilities and gone above and beyond their regular job description. Congratulations Tamara!"
After accepting the award, Tamara said, " It is truly an honor for me to receive this prestigious award. It shows that hard work and dedication to your profession is appreciated."
Truss Seminar Set For November 29 In Creve Coeur
Residential Truss layout, erection and inspections will be the subject of a seminar offered by MACE & SLACE on November 29 at the Creve Coeur City Hall, located at 300 North New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur, MO. The presenter will be Chad Komnick from MiTek Industries.
Sign-in gets underway at 9:30 a.m. and the two-hour seminar begins at 10:00 a.m. This is a FREE seminar for existing MACE and SLACE members, but you must register. The fee for non-members is $35 and includes membership in MACE and SLACE. Refreshments will be provided and attendees will receive .2 Continuing Education Units.
SLACE Election, Holiday Luncheon December 7
The St. Louis Association of Code Enforcement's (SLACE) popular Holiday Luncheon will be held December 7 at the Frontenac City Hall, located at 10555 Clayton Road in Frontenac, MO.
The election of officers will also be held at the December meeting. In accordance with SLACE by-laws, the offices of First Vice President, Second Vice President and Treasurer will be decided.
Current First Vice President Jim Fossell and Treasurer Lara Berry have both announced their intent to seek re-election to their respective offices. Second Vice President Art Genasci has stated he will not seek another term to that office. Genasci is currently First Vice President of MACE and will accede to the presidency of the state organization at the 2012 Annual Meeting early next year.
National Conference Could Be Headed To Missouri
The American Association of Code Enforcement's Annual Business and Educational Conference could be headed our way. MACE President Johnny Benisch, who was also recently elected First Vice President of the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE), announced that chances are very good for Missouri to host the AACE Conference in the near future.
The last AACE conference to be held in Missouri was the organization's 10th Annual meeting, which was held at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in Maryland Heights in 1999. Prior to that, Missouri also hosted the AACE Annual Conference in 1993 in downtown Kansas City.
RIGHT: The official 1999 AACE Annual Conference pin from the last AACE Conference held in Missouri.
Code Enforcement News And Notes
by Jim Fossell