AFMA Flood Zone Newsletter
Inside This Issue February 2007
2008 Spring Workshop
Openings Remain for NFIP Class!
Announced Membership Renewal is Wrapping Up!
2007 Spring Workshop Announced
The AFMA spring workshop will be held April 17-18 at the Jacksonville Community Center. Registration is underway for this annual event you don’t want to miss!
  • CFMs! Don’t miss your mid-year opportunity for continuing education credits (CECs).

  • New to floodplain management? This event is a GREAT introduction to FEMA and floodplain management basics. We strongly encourage you to attend the spring workshop before attending the AFMA fall conference.

View the 2008 AFMA spring workshop agenda.

AFMA Important Dates
  • Register before March 31, 2008 and take advantage of the early-bird discount rate!Hotel reservation deadline: April 9, 2007
  • Conference registration deadline: Registrations must be postmarked by April 4, 2007.
Click here to register for this event and for additional information about directions and accommodations.
Openings Remain for NFIP Class

Managing Floodplain Development through
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
March 19-23
Brewer – Hegeman Center
University of Central Arkansas (UCA)

This is a free FEMA course offered by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) designed to provide an organized training opportunity for officials that are responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinances.
  • Limited openings still available!

  • Hurry! February 28 registration deadline extended until class is full.

  • CFM exam will be offered in the afternoon on the last day of class.
Click here for more information and to obtain a registration form.
Conrad Battreal
We are in the process of wrapping-up the membership renewal campaign and I would like to offer many thanks to those of you that responded immediately and processed your renewal for 2008. If you still have yet to renew, please do so without delay, you don’t want to miss out on all that AFMA has to offer this year!
Did you see all the photos from the 2007 fall conference in Eureka Springs? Without a doubt, this was one of our best conferences. We even have video of the Great Train Robbery that took place on our Monday night dinner excursion. Check it out!
Meanwhile, the AFMA board has been working since late last year to develop a program for our annual spring workshop. The details are complete and I am officially announcing that registration is now open for this April 17-18 event.
You will find this program to be very informative, especially if you are new to floodplain management. A copy of the spring workshop agenda is available here. We will also have a brief memorial for fellow CFM Dana Cherry who died in the Atkins tornado back in early February.
And for those of you seeking to become a CFM, the exam for certification will be administered in the afternoon on the last day of the workshop.
The city of Jacksonville will again play host to our event and you can find information about directions and accommodations on the registration page of our web site.
We look forward to seeing you in April! As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome at any time.
Conrad Battreal, PE, CFM
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