Strategic Code Enforcement Management Academy 2021

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.

The Syracuse Ambassador Program: Strengthening Code Enforcement & Community Connections

Thursday, November 4th at 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST
Join us at 11:30 am CST or 12:30 pm EST on Thursday, November 4 to learn from the City of Syracuse’s Code Enforcement Community Ambassador program. In 2020, Syracuse Code Enforcement took engagement to a new level by bringing on board a team of four community members to serve as part time problem solvers and community educators. Learn about this innovative approach from city code enforcement officials, their nonprofit partners who help coordinate/manage the program and the ambassadors on the structure of the program, the activities, their diverse roles and how to bring together the community and code enforcement.

Guests will include:

  • Jake Dishaw, Director of Code Enforcement, Syracuse
  • Michelle Sczpanski, Director of Housing & Neighborhood Planning, Dept. of Neighborhood & Business Development, Syracuse
  • Leah Russell, Center for Court Innovation Syracuse Peacemaking Center
  • Palmer Harvey, Center for Court Innovation Syracuse Peacemaking Center
  • José Marrero, Center for Court Innovation Syracuse Peacemaking Center

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