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    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.

     


  • Purpose of the Organization. The purpose of GACE shall be to study and advance the science and practice of Code enforcement, to further the interests of the profession, and to promote professionalism, fellowship, education, and communication among its members.


  • ABOUT G.A.C.E.

    Established in 1998, the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (G.A.C.E.) has been dedicated to providing professional training to the growing population of Code Enforcement Officers throughout Georgia.

    The purpose of GACE shall be to study and advance the science and practice of Code Enforcement, to further the interests of the professions, and to promote professionalism, fellowship, education and communication among its members.
     
    GACE Certificate Training Program is facilitated through the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government  and supported by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).  The first training conference held by GACE was in the fall of 1998 at the University of Georgia (UGA) Center for Continuing Education located in Athens, Georgia.  Now, two conferences are offered annually, one in the Spring in Savannah and another in the Fall in Young Harris, to provide an opportunity for officers all over the state to network and receive practical and relevant instruction to assist them in their daily duties.  In 2008, GACE revised its training curriculum adding a Level II (Masters) Certificate to its Level I Certificate and just recently a Level III Certificate in 2015.
     
    The membership count for GACE has grown exponentially from only 50 members in 1998 to over 300 members in 2016, all due to the dedication of GACE members and volunteers as well as local jurisdictional support for the code enforcement field.
     
    GACE has several committees on which to serve that include lobbying for state legislation to protect code enforcement officers, selecting training curriculum, supporting and recruiting members and supporting public education.   GACE also provides educational scholarships for its member’s children in their pursuit of higher education
     

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    GACE
    Board of Directors

    Keith Colquitt
    President

    404-369-6817
    keith.colquitt(at)gwinnettcounty.com
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    Russell Moody
    1st Vice President

    229-616-7417
    colquittcode(at)yahoo.com
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    Russell Gay
    2nd Vice President

    229-386-7991
    russell.gay(at)tiftcounty.org
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    Philomena Robertson
    3rd Vice President

    470-395-7026
    Probertson4GACE(at)yahoo.com
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    Wayne Dubose
    Sgt-at-arms

    770-638-2229
    wdubose(at)cityoflilburn.com
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    Kayla Wilson
    Secretary

    770-856-7944
    courtclerk(at)cityofocillaga.net
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    Alayne Hightower
    Treasurer

    770-630-9366
    adamsalayna(at)yahoo.com
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    Angie Tkacsik
    Ex-officio

    770-361-7259
    atkacsik1122(at)gmail.com

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