2021 Don Juenemann AACE Scholarship Submissions Are CLOSED

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City of St. Paul, MN

Housing Inspector

EOW: December 24, 1997

 

Don had been a St. Paul employee for over 25 years. He was less than a year from retirement and lived with his wife. He was also a volunteer firefirghter. Don had gone missing and was supposedly inspecting a property owned by James Jerome Jackson, who was 69 years old. Police arrested Jackson and he showed them the shallow grave of Inspector Juenemann. The motive was not clear, but Jackson possibly believed he would be evicted. The City had not made any action to condemn the property or evict him.

 

Don's wife Rosann shared her thanks to MAHCO for keeping Don in our thoughts and placing the MAHCO American Association of Code Enforcement Annual Scholarship in his name.

 

Rosann shared that "Don Juenemann was an ordinary guy, a husband, the father of 3 children and 2 grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He worked for the CIt of St. Paul in the Housing Code Inspection Department. He always had a story and a joke. He always had a kind word and a smile. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He worked hard, he played hard, and he loved well, enjoying his life while helping others to have a better life. Thank you for remembering Don!"

Scholarship Announcement 

(For current MAHCO members only)

The MAHCO Board is excited to announce scholarship opportunities for our members to further promote education and networking within the profession.  The members chosen will be awarded free attendance to the American Association of Code Enforcement’s Annual Conference in Glendale, Arizona this fall.   This exciting opportunity is a result of continued financial strength of our organization.

The scholarships will cover costs for conference registration, hotel and flight.  The intent is to sponsor this educational opportunity for a MAHCO members who would otherwise not be able to attend the AACE Conference due to lack of funding from their employer.  We encourage all current MAHCO members interested in this opportunity to submit written requests (email is acceptable) to the board via email to mnmahco@gmail.com by September 10, 2021.

Written requests should consist of 3 paragraphs detailing the following information: 

  1. Who you are! Including information such as the organization you work for, position, how long you have held this position, roles/responsibilities, etc.

  2. Reason for your interest in attending the AACE Conference.  Specifically, how this experience will benefit you professionally and what you hope to gain!  

  3. Summarize the need for such a scholarship.

Recipient of the scholarship should be able to provide confirmation to the Board that their attendance will be supported by their employer.  The recipient will be selected based on need for financial assistance and their overall appeal.  Applicants who would otherwise be sent by their employer will not be considered.  The recipient of this year’s scholarship will be announced in MAHCO’s Fall Newsletter.

2021 AACE Scholarship Recipient

MAHCO would like to proudly congratulate Chris Kibler of Duluth, MN, for applying for the Don Juenemann AACE Scholarship. 

This year's conference is in Glendale, Arizona. We hope you have a great learning and networking experience at AACE!

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2019 AACE Scholarship Recipients

We received four fantastic applications, all from the City of St. Cloud. It was extremely difficult as all candidates were well qualified. Ultimately, the two applications that stood out were Brian Fleming and Lindsay Evans of St. Cloud, MN. 

 

Soon after selecting Brian and Lindsay as the scholarship recipients, the Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association approached the Board and informed us that since they were a gold sponsor for this year’s AACE Conference, they were provided two free registrations. They only intended to use one registration and graciously donated the other registration to MAHCO! Therefore, the Executive Board selected Megan Moore, as the third recipient. Thank you, Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association!!

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