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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

Call for 2017 Spring Workshop Presenters

NMFMA is currently seeking presenters for technical and non-technical topics related to Stormwater and Floodplain Management for its 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Where: Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM

When: Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, April 14, 2017

2017 Workshop Program

NMFMA’s 2017 Spring Workshop and General Membership Meeting will take place April 11-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. The workshop and GMM will be held at the Isleta Resort and Casino and will be the venue for: one day of training opportunities; two-half days and one full day of professional development sessions; networking opportunities; and an exhibitor tradeshow. 

The conference brings together engineers, geoscientists, technologists, faculty, government representatives, students and other members of the community. Last year’s professional development sessions included discussions on managing flood risk through projects, new topographic mapping technologies, debris flow effects of wildfire and mitigation measures utilized, updates on FEMA Risk MAP, work being done by neighboring states for post disaster mapping, low impact development and green infrastructure, erosion control and scour analysis design. An anticipated 200 delegates will be in attendance at this year’s workshop.

Professional Development Submissions

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. Presentations of 30 minutes in length will also be considered. All presentations must include time for questions and answers.  

If you would like to present your topic at the conference, please indicate your interest by submitting your name, contact information, and anticipated presentation topic to the conference program directors listed below.

Nicole Friedt at for non-technical track topics 
or to Chris Naidu at for technical track topics.

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017.

    New CFMs


NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the NMFMA Fall Workshop in Deming, NM on September 21, 2016:



Travis Atwell, CFM          Sierra County
Crystal Ball, CFM   

City of Lovington

Rocio Dominguez, CFM City of Las Cruces


Also, congratulations to those who passed the exam proctored at the FEMA 273 course given at the USACE offices in Albuquerque on October 28, 2016:
Brenda Alberts, CFM  Valencia County
Jeremy Branch, CFM  USACE
Brian Houghtalin, CFM  Chaves County
Alan Klatt, CFM  NMED 
Steven McCroskey, CFM  Eddy County 
Donna Rutherford, CFM  City of Portales 
Sandra Weippert, CFM  Village of Cuba 


    Fall 2016 Workshop Sponsors


NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Fall 2016 Workshop in Deming, NM:

All of our sponsors assisted with the cost of breaks throughout the workshop, the Wednesday night social, the Thursday business luncheon and the Thursday night dinner.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA.  Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.

  From  Wendy Blackwell, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer:  Recent changes here at the DHSEM Mitigation Program
 Check the info posted on 6-22-16 on the State of NM page under the blue "Other Agencies" tab.


The Spring 2017 workshop will be held at the Isleta Hotel and Casino in Albuquerque, April 11-14.  Loretta Hatch, 505-869-2358, is the Conference Director.  Nicole Friedt, 505-670-1540, is the Program Director for the non-technical track.  Chris Naidu, 505-314-5574, is the Program Director for the technical track.  More information will be added as we get closer to the workshop.  Also, contact Nicole Friedt  or Chris Naidu if you would like to make a presentation at the workshop.
The Fall 2017 workshop will be held at the Angel Fire Resort.  Burl Smith, 575-377-1389, is the Conference Director.  We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for this workshop.
The Spring 2018 workshop will be held in Santa Fe.  Michael Garcia, 505-753-7774, is the Conference Director.  Nicole Friedt, 505-670-1540, is the Program Director for the technical track.  We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for the non-technical track.  Contact Mike Czosnek, 575-835-0240 if you are interested in the Program Director position.  Also, contact Nicole Friedt if you would like to make a presentation at the workshop.

To see presentations from past conferences, go to the Committees tab and click on the Conference Committee page.  You must be an active member to access these presentations.

    The Conference Committee survey on conferences
Members attending the Fall workshop in Elephant Butte filled out a survey about upcoming conferences.  The questions and results are listed in the Membership Survey Results.

    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 


Our Conference Committee Page contains important information about past, present, and future conferences.


GIS Committee   


Purpose:    To make GIS more available to NMFMA members

                    and communities throughout the State.

Chair:    Vinay Achrekar, CFM, GISP, AECOM,


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, AECOM,


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.