Panhandle Association of Code Enforcement


Cecilia James, President

Phone:  850-248-8290

PAOCE Membership Application 2021

reduced PAOCE

The Panhandle Association of Code Enforcement (PAOCE) serves Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf and Liberty Counties.   Membership in PAOCE provides you with the opportunity to earn continuing education hours for recertification close to home.

Next Meeting:

When:  July 21, 2021 from 10am - 3pm / RSVP by Monday, July 19th at 9am to

Where: City of Panama City’s City Hall, 501 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL- Room 10 Lower Level

Parking:  Please park in the area shown on the PAOCE July Meeting Designated Parking Map. If this area is full, there is other public parking off Grace Avenue to use, we just ask NOT to park on Harrison Avenue. When you enter the building from the Grace Avenue side there will be directional signs to our meeting room.

Speaker:  Honorable James B Fensom, retired 14th Judicial Circuit Judge

Topic:  Code Enforcement Circuit Court Actions- Appeals & Injunctions / PAOCE Officer elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary*

*Please email nominations to the Board

PAOCE Board Members:

President - Cecilia James - - 850-248-8290

Vice President – Ana Reichert -

Treasurer – Scot Thorpe –

Secretary - Suzie Kogot - - 850-248-8290

Previous Meetings/Trainings:

January 22, 2020 - Officer Elections,  Samaritans Purse, and Fire Code Requirements for Vacation Rentals

October 16, 2019 - Adult Services / Homestead Fraud

April 17, 2019 - Drug Identification, Awareness and Field Observation

January 16, 2019 - Hurricane Michael Impacts and Needs

October 2018 - Cancelled due to Hurricane Michael

July 18, 2018 - Active Shooter

January 17, 2018 - Annual Meeting; Veteran and Homeless Assistance; Department of Transportation Issues

October 18, 2017 - Hurricane Preparedness

August 15, 2017 - Turtle Lighting Training

July 19, 2017 - Active Shooter Preparedness

April 19, 2017 - Training presented by DEP and CSX

January 18, 2017 - ELECTIONS & Code Enforcement Legal Issues Part II including adverse possessions, interests of ownership and towing vehicles

August 2016 - Legal issues regarding entering properties including Inspection Warrants