AFMA Flood Zone Newsletter
Inside This Edition March 2010
Spring Workshop NFIP Workshop Announced
2010 Spring Workshop


AFMA Spring Workshop
April 29 - 30
Jacksonville Community Center

Click here to view the agenda

  • 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 upcoming issues of Flood Zone.

Click here to begin your workshop registration now!

NFIP Workshop Announced

Managing Floodplain Development through
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
March 15 - 19, 2010
Country Inns and Suites
Conway, Arkansas

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 5, 2010.

  • 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.
ASFPM Annual Conference

ASFPM 34th Annual Conference
From the Chair
As we complete the first two months of the New Year, our thoughts turn toward warmer weather and the annual AFMA spring technical workshop. Now is the time to review your floodplain master plan, to clean your ditches and to promote mitigation efforts.
And thatís what weíll talk about at the spring technical workshop. I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for this annual event that will take place at the Jacksonville Community Center April 29-30. Join us for a day-and-a-half workshop that covers a variety of topics you wonít want to miss!
Once again we have negotiated special rates for AFMA members at local hotels. But you will have to hurry! Rooms are limited. Click here to begin your workshop registration process now.
If you spend time on the AFMA web site you have no doubt noticed the industry calendar. It is THE most comprehensive online calendar you will find. We know that for many of our members the duty of floodplain manager is shared with another city task for which you may be responsible. As an example, we know some of you are also public works directors and some of you are in charge of your local water departments.
As a service to you, we have included dates and locations of non-AFMA events that are sure to be of interest as you execute your ďotherĒ non-floodplain-related duties. I hope that you find this industry calendar useful and refer to it often.
One such event I would like to call to your attention is the upcoming week-long NFIP course in Conway held annually by FEMA and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC). Itís a great introduction to floodplain management and a CFM exam session will be held at the end of the class.
I look forward to spring. Letís keep our fingers crossed that 2010 will be a rather quiet year in the floodplain business. While itís certainly nice to be prepared, itís that much nicer to not have to deal with raging floodwaters coursing through the veins of your community. Perhaps Mother Nature will give us a break.
Jim Narey, CFM
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