Gerald “Jerry” Wessels Education Award

Jerry_WesselsThis award was created in 2014 to honor one of MABOI’s former Presidents, Gerald “Jerry” Wessels. Jerry passed while serving on the MABOI Board of Directors in November 2013.

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*This is not an annual award


Dave Kasl, CBO

St. Louis County

Dave Kasl has 40+ years of experience in the two largest regional jurisdictions: St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.  He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and is a Registered Architect in the State of Missouri.  While currently employed at St. Louis County, he oversees the permit processing and plan review staff of 50 that issues 40,000 inspections per year and conducts 12,000 plan reviews.  Since 1990, he has been an Adjunct Instructor for the Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Program at St. Louis Community College, where he has taught 36 courses over the past 25 years.

 Dave Kasl Education Award


Jack Sanders, PE

St. Louis County

Jack Sanders graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.  For seven years after college he was employed with several structural engineering consulting firms.  After leaving the private sector, he started working for St. Louis County Public Works Department / Code Enforcement and held various titles in plan review, becoming the Plan Review Supervisor and the Deputy Director of Code Enforcement / Inspections.  In addition to his main career, Jack was a part-time instructor at Forest Park Community College teaching courses for the Building Inspection and Fire Inspection programs for approximately 30 years.  He also volunteered and taught courses for MABOI as needed.


Gerald (Jerry) [Posthumourous] and Linda Wessels

City of St. Louis