2018-2019 IowACE Board Members
PRESIDENT, RICHARD BRIGHT – Richard Bright is a Neighborhood Inspector with the City of Des Moines. He is a I.C.C. certified Housing Code Enforcement Officer and Property Maintenance/Housing Inspector. Richard started with the City as a Concrete Inspector in 1993 and became a Housing Specialist in 1994 then Housing Inspector in 1995. Duties include inspecting rental units with enforcement of the rental code also enforcing the cities nuisance ordinance. Richard served in the Iowa Army National Guard, training at Ft. Belvoir Va. Engineering School and completed Architectural Drafting courses at the Des Moines Area 11 Community College in 1981. Richard has been a IowAce member since it started in 1998 and began assisting with obtaining speakers the past several years and will strive as President to make the organization be the best it can be to further indoctrinate those who will travel in these footsteps for public safety.
1ST VICE PRESIDENT, JESSE TORRES – Development Zoning Inspector – City of Des Moines. Jesse was hired in March 2017 as a Development Zoning Inspector for the City of Des Moines. Jesse is a registered Code Enforcement Officer licensed by the State of Texas (Department of Licensing and Regulation). Jesse has worked as an Investigator for the State of Texas (Department of Family & Protective Services) and has worked in several capacities within the City of Abilene, Texas to include Code Enforcement Officer, Environmental Health Inspector and Environmental Stormwater Specialist. Jesse holds numerous certifications from Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Swimming Pool Foundation. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University.
2ND VICE PRESIDENT, SCOTT CLYCE – Building and Zoning Administrator – City of Grimes. He has been with the City of Grimes for the past 10 years initially as a Building Inspector and for the last 3 years has been promoted to the Building and Zoning Administrator. He worked for the City of Des Moines for 10 years from 1990-2000. He was hired as a Fire Fighter and was promoted to Fire Inspector. Military Experience – 16 years with the Army National Guard. Army Veteran – he was called to support Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991. His last rank was Staff Sergeant (E-6) Platoon Sergeant. He believes in Public Service and have a strong and primary goal of protecting the public and keeping them safe which has been demonstrated thru the careers and training he has achieved.
3RD VICE PRESIDENT, ADAM COYLE – Community Compliance Specialist – City of West Des Moines. Adam has been with West Des Moines since 2016 and is responsible for resolving nuisance and zoning issues on public and private property. He is certified by ICC/AACE as a Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector as well as a Zoning Inspector and has earned the AACE designation of Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO). Adam serves as the Membership Chair for IowACE and is the current Ambassador of the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) for Iowa. He has served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Nebraska National Guard. Outside of work, Adam serves as an elected official in his community of Van Meter as well as works as a wrestling official and coaches youth football and soccer.
TREASURER, BRYAN DAVIS – Bryan Davis has been a City of Des Moines Developmental Zoning Inspector since April 1999. He is I.C.C. Certified as a Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector, Zoning Inspector and Residential Building Inspector. He is also an Army Reserve Food Safety Officer and has been deployed three times to the Middle East. He has an Accounting degree from Morningside college in Sioux City, Iowa and previously worked for Blue Cross of Iowa as a Medicare Auditor. As a Developmental Zoning Inspector, he reviews plans for compliance with zoning regulations and gives information to the public as permitted uses or conditions of use. He renders judgment on compliance issues related to development zoning. He investigates and reports on developmental projects, issues permits and certificates as allowed by City ordinance and departmental policy. He also issues various permits including, sound, sign and building permits.
SECRETARY, SARA VAN MEETEREN – Building Official for the City of Ames. Sara was the Community Codes Liaison with the City of Ames from 2011 to 2017. In this position, she was responsible for nuisance enforcement and issued sign permits. In August of 2017, Sara was promoted to the position of Building Official and is now responsible for the activities of the Inspection Division which include all building and trade permits/inspections, rental permits/inspections, and nuisance enforcement. Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree from ISU in Sociology and Criminal Justice and has also earned a Master’s in Public Administration from ISU. She served as a Military Police Officer in the Iowa Army National Guard from 2004-2012. Outside of work, Sara stays busy raising her two boys (Owen 3, Cooper 18 months) and two dogs with her husband.
SERGEANT AT ARMS, HOLLIE BURGUS – Hollie is a Development Zoning Inspector for the City of Des Moines since August of 2017. She has a Planning degree from Iowa State University and worked for Maricopa County Planning and Development in Phoenix, AZ for 2 1/2 years.