South West Association of Code Enforcement

South West Association of Code Enforcement
Andre Deschenes, President
Office:  (941) 764-4171




 Meetings and TrainingSWACE

The SWACE Board meets on the second Wednesday of the even-numbered months; we hold membership training meetings on all odd-numbered months. ALL ARE INVITED! The subject and location are TBA.

Visit soon for chapter and training information. Also visit our blog site, for useful information relating to the code enforcement field. Keep those pictures rolling in!

Check out the link to our SWACE website and learn more:

Feel free to contact Andre Deschenes, President at or call 941.764.4171.


When:   March 14, 2018  10am - NOON

Location:   Fort Myers City Hall Council Chambers, 2200 Second St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Topic:   Mold - Hurricanes, Health and Florida

Instructor:  Provided by FACE

SWACE Photo of the Month Contest

SWACE is always interested in seeing photos of the most interesting violations our members may come across in their regular daily patrols.  In fact we'll send you some FREE Code Gear as a prize if your photo is selected as the Winner of the Month. So get out there and take the best photos of the worst violations you can find - artisitc quality appreciated of course - then send them one at a time to us at the site below:

Code Enforcement News Share Photos

Be sure to include a brief description, the address if appropriate, and your contact information so we know where to mail your prize if your photo is chosen as our Monthly Winner.

SWACE Board of Directors

President:  Andre Deschenes, Charlotte County -
Vice President:  Tina Matta, Cape Coral -
Treasurer:  Todd Hoagland, Cape Coral  -
Sgt. At Arms:  Ryan Conrad, Fort Myers -
Secretary:  Kim LeFebvre, Fort Myers -
Past President:  Shawn Horton, Charlotte County -


(Normally on the 2nd Wednesday of all Odd Numbered Months)

January 10, 2018 - Lee County Homeless Coalition

November 8, 2017  - Derelict Vessels

September 13, 2017 - Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma

July 12, 2017 - Officer Awareness

May 10, 2017 - Disaster Preparedness

March 8, 2017 - Avoiding Dog Bites

November 9, 2016 - Unlicensed contractor database sponsored by

September 14, 2016 - Cancelled

July 13th, 2016 - Zika Virus - Shelly Redovan - CDM Deputy Director, Education & Communication - Lee County Mosquito Control District

May 11th, 2016 - Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness - Asst. V.P. Saluscare Crisis Unit - Tina Sumo, MA, CAP.

March 9th, 2016 - Human Trafficking Awareness - Karen Curtiss & Erica Kiah of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership, Inc

January 13th, 2016 - Code Enforcement Stormwater Issues in SW Florida - Leigh Simmons - Division of Natural Resources & David Liccardi - Bonita Springs Public Works Senior Project Manager & Wes Anderson - Fort Myers Stormwater Resource Manager

November 18th, 2015 - Methamphetamine Identification - Sgt. James W. Vanande - CCSO US Marshal's Task force

September 9th, 2015 - Unlicensed Activity - William Teal III - DBPR Investigator

May 13, 2015 - Training for Trespass - Cape Coral Section Manager Michael VanDeutekom

March 11, 2015 - Personal Preparedness for Code Officers - Bonita Springs Director Frank Cassidy

January 12, 2015 - SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter - (NWS) Meteorologist Daniel Noah FPEM