AFMA Flood Zone Newsletter
Inside This Edition February 2009
NFIP Workshop Announced Spring Workshop
NFIP Workshop Announced

Managing Floodplain Development through
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
March 16-20, 2009
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.

  • Hurry! The registration deadline is March 6, 2009.

  • 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.
NFIP Workshop Announced


AFMA Spring Workshop
April 16 - 17
Jacksonville Community Center

  • 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.

Make plans to join us for this mid-year technical supplement designed for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike! Look for additional details in the March issue of Flood Zone.
From the Chair
FEMA has announced that as of October 1st, it will no longer supply paper maps of delineated floodplains in your area. Itís part of the government effort to reduce paper consumption and printing costs.
As we understand it, each community will receive at least one set of paper maps and a CD containing electronic copies of the map files. Although you will be able to make copies of these maps, you will directly bear the cost.
AFMA is hard at work, sifting through the pros and cons of this announcement. We are planning to have a FEMA Region VI representative attend our upcoming spring workshop, our annual fall conference, or both. This representative will spend several hours going over the announcement and define what it means for your community.
Please make plans to attend our spring workshop which will be held April 16-17 at the Jacksonville Community Center. Watch your inbox for a message to arrive in the next week announcing that registration for this event is open.
You can count on AFMA to keep you abreast of the latest happenings in the world of floodplain management. We hope you will consider joining us for all of our sponsored meetings in 2009.
Jim Narey, CFM
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