Alleviating Blight and Stabilizing Neighborhoods Through Civil Receivership

Friday, December 10th at 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST
More details coming soon!

Guests will include:

  • Jason Hessler, Esq., City of Baltimore, Deputy Commissioner, Housing Community Development Department

  • Daniel M. Schaffzin, Esq., University of Memphis School of Law, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Neighborhood Preservation Clinic

  • Brigid Welsh, Esq., University of Memphis School of Law, Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Preservation Clinic

  • Vince Sawyer, Esq., Neighborhood Preservation Inc., Memphis

Strategic Code Enforcement Management Academy

We Will Begin Accepting Applications for the 2022 Academy in Spring 2022

Founded in 2017, SCEMA is a joint program of the University of Memphis School of Law and Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. devoted to elevating the field of code enforcement and building a network of showcase communities. SCEMA provides the rare opportunity for peer learning among code enforcement programs from diverse cities, counties, and towns that want to enhance, expand or share their transformations to strategic code enforcement.

Our sixth annual, two-day team building workshop for local government managers, attorneys and their community partners focuses on the core principles and practices of strategic code enforcement tailored to the priorities and challenges confronting each teams’ community. Strategic code enforcement is a cross-agency, data driven approach that leverages multiple partnerships to ensure compliance and enforcement actions are effective, efficient and equitable.

Strategic code compliance and enforcement is a community-based model that is essential for helping neighborhoods recover and sustain their quality of life. Embedded in the state and local policy power to protect public health, safety and security, such an approach requires the cooperation and coordination of the local public and public interest institutions and agencies whose decisions and actions are guided by sharing data and knowledge.

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