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Code Enforcement League of Arizona
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Hello CELA!


I am excited and honored to be serving as President for the first time of your professional code enforcement organization. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself for those of you who may not know me.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and have been in public service for almost 18 years.  Currently, I am the Neighborhood Preservation/Code Compliance Supervisor with the Town of Queen Creek, under the Development Services Department.  Prior to coming to Queen Creek, I worked in Code Enforcement for various municipalities in the State of Arizona.


I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce the other members of the board that will be leading your Code Enforcement organization this year.  Your First Vice-President is Lupe Romero with the Town of Youngtown, who will automatically become President next year.  Second Vice-President is Gail Bosgieter with the City of Goodyear, Third Vice-President is Gregory Arrington with the Town of Youngtown, and your Secretary is Frank Alvino with the Town of Gilbert. Serving her second term of Treasurer is Martha Ortiz with the City of Avondale, and last but not least, is Past President, Stephen Erno with the City of Chandler. I am proud to be working alongside these extremely talented and dedicated professionals!


The Board of Directors are so passionate about making sure that members of CELA are current on training. Although we are only one month into 2018, we are already working hard to bring you excellent and informative training opportunities.  Our spring conference, in conjunction with the Arizona Building Officials (AZBO), is scheduled for April 30th through May 4th at the Prescott Resort in Prescott, AZ and we are already planning for the fall CELA/AZBO conference!  A one-day CELA conference is in the planning stages, to be held in the summer. Last year, we launched the new CELA website and hope that it is working to your satisfaction.  We continue to make improvements on the website and are looking into making it “mobile-friendly”.  There will be a three week, six course CELA Academy Level I, starting on February 20th and a Level II this summer. We are also working on a Level III curriculum. Please contact Gail Bosgieter, if you would like to volunteer in working with the Education Committee on the Level III curriculum. 


One of the main things to remember is that the members of the Board of Directors volunteer their time to be actively involved in CELA, on top of carrying out their normal work duties. It is the reason we invite our members to participate as volunteers in any of the committees.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact one of the members of the Board of Directors.


The Board of Directors appreciate your continued support of the organization and look forward to seeing you at the upcoming training opportunities and the monthly membership meetings, which are updated on the CELA’s website.



Victor Martinez, President
Code Enforcement League of Arizona