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ESTABLISHED 1998; G.A.C.E. Dedication to training the Code Enforcement Officer throughout Georgia.

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 2008 GACE has revised the training from One Level to Two Levels and has began an assertive approach to seek State recognition.

The 2008 produced a good year and 09 will be to continue our two main goals 

1. LJR Committee presenting state legislation to incorporate the code enforcement profession to Georgia Law, and

2. Certification Committee to present a streamline training schedule to produce a  Certified Program sealed by the STATE of GEORGIA.

GACE celebrated its Ten Years where it all began at the UGA Center for Continuing Education in Athens Georgia September 30 thru October 3, 2008

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.

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