31st Annual F.A.C.E. Conference
Thank you to everyone who attended, presented and sponsored our first ever virtual conference. We are truly grateful for your support during this time.
The F.A.C.E. Board of Directors and our partners at the Institute of Government/University of Central Florida continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19). In three short months the Board of Directors and Committees assessed our position, addressed issues and implemented change to ensure the Foundation for the Future is secure. The Board began holding virtual meetings to address all the issues affecting our organization and members. As a result we held the first ever virtual conference which was a resounding success. This experiences has opened a path for us to hold both in-person and virtual training opportunities in the future.
The Board and IOG staff have been receiving inquiries about when face to face presentation of certification courses will begin again. During the July 21, 2020 Board Meeting this topic was presented and discussed at length. The overall opinion is that with more than 10,000 new cases in Florida daily, provisions of the Emergency Declaration and Orders must remain in place. By Consensus of the Board, it was determined we do not support face to face learning at this time. In late August a request to hold a Chapter Annual Training face to face utilizing recommended safety measures was received. Although cases appear to be reluctantly receding, there are communities delaying entering into Phase 2 and some Phase 2 communities are pulling back to phase 1, particularly during the tentative re-opening of schools and universities. We remain in accord, we cannot support face to face learning at this time. This item will remain on each Board Meeting Agenda until it is determined safe to return to the classroom. In the meantime, members needing continuing education hours can take advantage of online opportunities by visiting http://face-online.org/education/webinars for more information. We encourage each Chapter to investigate virtual platforms that integrate attendance tracking for CEH Training. Please continue to check our home page for updates on the status of in-person learning. Thank you for all that you do to serve your communities. Stay Safe and Well!
2020 Conference Winners
Bob Hamilton Conference Scholarship Award (for 2021):
Adam Isrow – Hernando County
2020 Virtual Conference Selfie Challenge ($10 Starbucks Gift Card):
Alejandro Araya – City of Hollywood
Raina Bergens – City of Wauchula
Kevin May – Charlotte, NC
Lakesha McGruder – City of Hawthorne
Pat Uber – City of North Lauderdale
Jason Zalva – Hillsborough County
Legislative Conference Scholarship Award (for 2021):
Northeast Association of Code Enforcement (NEACE)
Sponsors and vendors ... THANK YOU for supporting us in our first ever virtual conference. Members, please read their advertisements on the 2020 Sponsors Page and in the May 2020 INTERFACE. Without our sponsors, our 2020 Virtual Conference and 2021 Conference would not be able to take place.
THANK YOU to the Program Committee for your dedication, forward thinking approach and hard work in these unprecedented times:
• Michael J Hauserman, 1st Vice Present, Chair
• Donna Wisniewski, Retired, Past President
• Joe Petrick, Past Sergeant-At-Arms, City of West Palm Beach
• Linnelle Stewart, City of Alachua
• Chalimar Gregory, City of Stuart
• Beverly Singley, Highlands County
• Dawn Habel, City of Cape Coral
• Mike Jordan, Audio Visual Consultant
COMING JUNE 2021 – DON’T MISS OUT!
32nd ANNUAL F.A.C.E. CONFERENCE
Save the Date: June 22 – 25, 2021
Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
5951 Silver King Blvd. | Cape Coral, FL 33914