South West Association of Code Enforcement

South West Association of Code Enforcement
Todd Hoagland, President
Office: 239-242-3789


Training Invitation

The CFCEA Board would like to extend an invitation to our virtual training on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. – 3p.m. via GoToMeetings.

Ms. Sherry Sutphen, Minneola City Attorney, will be talking about electronic Code Enforcement files and presenting cases electronically and the importance of this in the age of COVID.   There is also the opportunity to earn (2) two CEU/CEH’s which have been pre-approved by IOG/FACE for the training. In order to obtain the (2) two CEU/CEH’S, attendance will be taken by the C.F.C.E.A. Board before and after the training to comply with the requirements set forth by IOG/FACE for virtual meeting attendance.

We ask that you RSVP and we will send you the link to the meeting.


The SWACE Board of Directors have met and agreed it is in the best interest of our membership to not have any face-to-face training until further notice due to COVID-19. In an effort to continue with our mission to provide training to our members, we are providing links to free online training courses to keep the members current in their needed continuing education hours with FACE. In case you are not aware, there is free on-line training available through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) program. There are over 200 free training courses available at no cost.  Please review the list of  Approved FEMA Courses  to select an option for you. Once the courses are completed, and the certificate of completion is printed, please submit the certificate along with the Online Training Affidavit, to Susan Pruchnicki at UCF.  For more information on continuing education, please visit our education webpage at

Meetings and TrainingSWACE

The SWACE Training meetings are held in Fort Myers on the second Wednesday of odd numbered months at 10:00 AM to Noon. ALL ARE INVITED!

SWACE represents agencies from Charlotte County, Collier County, Desoto County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County, Lee County, and Incorporated Areas. However, EVERYONE is welcome!

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 Todd Hoagland, President at or call 239-242-3789.

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: Todd Hoagland -
Vice President: Marilyn Morrison -
Treasurer: Gail Gursky -
Sgt. At Arms: Dawn Habel -
Secretary:  Kim LeFebvre, Fort Myers -
Past President: Andre Deschenes Andre Deschenes
WebMaster:  Michael J Titmuss


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

March 11, 2020 - Cyber Fraud

January 8, 2020 -  Avoiding dog bites

November 13, 2019 - Basic First Aid / Stop the Bleed

September 11, 2019 - SKYWARN Spotter Webinar

May 8, 2019 - Investigating Complaints Involving Bees

March 13, 2019 - Florida DEP - Community Outreach

January 9, 2019 - Crystalline Silica in Construction Workplaces - It's NOT just Dust!

November 14, 2018 - Chapter 162 Refresher

September 12, 2018 - Turtle Friendly Lighting

July 11, 2018 - Board Elections & Personal Preparedness for Code Officers

May 9, 2018 - Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

March 14, 2018  -  Mold - Hurricanes, Health and Florida

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