The 2021 American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) Conference featured several awards and recognition.
The Innovative Code Department Award was awarded to the City of Round Rock, TX and the Code Officer of the Year to their Code Enforcement Manager Margie Lopez.
Their programs include;
- Block Party Trailer
The City provides a trailer containing everything a neighborhood would need to host a neighborhood block party including tables, chairs, ice chests, games and a sound system. Therefore, the trailer makes it easy to host a block party and the trailer is available for neighborhoods to borrow at no cost.
- Curb Painting Kit
Having a house number that is easily identifiable on your property helps with a timely response to emergency calls for service, package delivery and food delivery. You can borrow the kit at no cost, and easily pick up from the Round Rock Public Library.
- Fence Staining
The City’s goal is to assist the repair and upgrade of neighborhood infrastructure. Staining and sealing your wood fence can protect the beauty and value of your home. Even if your fence is weathered, it can be restored making it look beautiful for years to come.
- Neighborhood Cleanups
The City conducts directed neighborhood cleanups where one or two specific neighborhoods are involved.
- Neighborhood Movie Chest
The kit contains everything a neighborhood would need to host a movie night including a screen, projector, Blu-ray player, speakers and microphone.
- Tool Lending Center
The Tool Lending Center allows residents the opportunity to check out tools and other implements to keep their neighborhoods beautiful and healthy.
- Teen UniverCity
This program encourages high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government and to serve as youth ambassadors for the City.
This 10 week program was designed to engage and educate residents on the operations of the City. Each City department hosts a presentation, tour or break out session each week, and provides valuable information about day to day operations of the City and future projects.
For more information on their programs. please click here.
For a profile of Margie Lopez, please click here.