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New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
PO Box 3924 - Roswell, NM 88202- 575-937-1691

Hatch, NM
June, 2006

Ruidoso, NM
July, 2008

Ruidoso, NM
July, 2008

Alamogordo, NM  
June, 2006

Alamogordo, NM  
June, 2006
  Elvidio Diniz passed away the week of September 1, 2014



 Elvidio Diniz was one of the early private sector members of NMFMA and with Les Bond actually sponsored the first few Wednesday evening socials for our conferences. Elvidio also served on the Board of Directors for 2 terms as one of the first regional directors. Elvidio owned RTI and was a regular sponsor of our conferences.


 Elvidio Diniz was a colleague, mentor and friend.  He went above and beyond when it came to supporting our training and education and conferences.  He was a man who held a great passion for floodplain management and was very highly respected, not only for his professional engineering knowledge, but also as a friend.  His great works benefitted the lives of many and will never be forgotten.  We will miss Elvidio Diniz, and we have his family in our thoughts and prayers.


  The Fall 2014 workshop will be held in Elephant Butte, NM  October 14-17, 2014.  Carlos Bustamante, 575-405-9131, is the Conference Director.  John Gwynne, 575-525-5554,, and Carl Lukesh, 575-525-5558, , are co-Program Directors.  Please contact John or Carl if you would like to make a presentation at the workshop.

    New CFMs


NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the FEMA E273 Course at the URS offices in Albuquerque on June 27, 2014:



Jessica Cain, CFM          City of Farmington    
Jonathan Carey, CFM   

Pettigrew & Associates

Kevin Dodge, CFM NMDHSEM
Rita Harmon, CFM  City of Albuquerque
William Homka, CFM
City of Aztec
Timothy McDonough, CFM  Village of Los Ranchos
Mark Mercer, CFM
Socorro County
Eric Navarrete, CFM
City of Carlsbad
Francisco Salvarrey, CFM
Claudius Sanchez Czyzewska, CFM     
Pettigrew & Associates
Anders Sheridan, CFM
Chaves County
Timothy Sims, CFM
City of Albuquerque 
Tony Trevino, CFM
City of Las Cruces
William Watson, CFM
City of Aztec



    Spring 2014 Workshop Sponsors


NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Spring 2014 Workshop in Clovis, NM.  CDM Smith sponsored the Wednesday night Social at the Rock and Roll Museum.  All of our sponsors assisted with the cost of breaks and the luncheon and dinner social that we all enjoyed during the conference.  Thank you for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA.  Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.










The Spring 2015 workshop will be held on April 14 to 17, 2015 in Albuquerque at the MCM Elegante.  Curtis Cherne, 505-924-3986, is the Conference Director.

The Fall 2015 workshop will be held on October 6 to 9 in Ruidoso at the Ruidoso Convention Center.  Curt Temple, 575-258-5934, is the Conference Director.

To see Power Point versions of past conference presentations, go to the Committees tab and click on the Conference Committee page.  You must be an active member to access these presentations.

    NMFMA Committees


    Conference Committee


Purpose:    To plan and produce semi-annual workshops for New Mexico

                    floodplain managers and others.

Chair:    Mike Czosnek, CFM, City of Socorro 


    GIS Committee   


Purpose:    To make GIS more available to NMFMA members

                    and communities throughout the State.

Chair:    Eric Nemeth, CFM, URS Corporation,


Our GIS Committee Page contains interesting tidbits from the worlds of GIS and is updated regularly.


   Training and Education Committee


Purpose:  To develop training and education opportunities for floodplain managers and others.
Chair:    Jim DeAngelo, CFM, URS Corporation,


NMFMA is interested in developing more training opportunities for its members.  If you have ideas about training classes that can be given at our conferences/ workshops or as separate training events, please contact us.