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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
       The Fall 2015 workshop will be held October 6 to 9 in Ruidoso at the Ruidoso Convention Center.  Curt Temple, 575-258-5934, is the Conference Director. The Theme for the workshop is "Water, Paperwork and Floodplains-Back to the Basics".  If you would like to make a presentation at the workshop, please contact Curt.
The conference hotel is The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, which is right across the parking lot from the Convention Center.  The number for reservations is 1-888-763-7969.  There are limited rooms, so make your reservation early.  Another hotel that is honoring special rates for NMFMA is the Hotel Ruidoso.  Their number for reservations is 1-866-734-5197.  For either hotel, be sure to ask for the NMFMA or Government rate.

    New CFMs


NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the FEMA L273 Course given at the Bachechi Open Space Facility in Bernalillo County on May 15, 2015:



Lisa Hale-BlueEyes, CFM          City of Farmington
Christina Estrada, CFM   

Town of Estancia

Nathaniel Feddes, CFM Village of Los Lunas
John Lovato, CFM  Santa Fe County
Frances Medina, CFM
City of Grants
Amanda Melvin, CFM
Eddy County
Bonnie Pettee, CFM
Town of Edgewood
Burl Smith, CFM
Village of Angel Fire
Jess Weston, CFM
Village of Los Lunas



The Spring 2016 workshop will be held April 12-15 at the Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Casino. Joe Barela, 505-204-2265,  is the Conference Director. Sean O'Melveny, 505-855-7500, is the Program Director for the non-technical track, and Eric Nemeth, 505-855-7417, is the Program Director for the technical track on Thursday.  Let Sean or Eric know if you are interested in making a presentation.

The Fall 2016 workshop will be held in Deming September 20-23.  Phil Butz, 575-544-6603, is the Conference Director.  More information will be added as we get closer to 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.

    Spring 2015 Workshop Sponsors


NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Spring 2015 Workshop in Albuquerque, NM:

Souder, Miller & Associates again expressed their support for NMFMA by sponsoring the Wednesday night Social at the MCM Elegante hotel.  We all had a great night of networking and visiting with old friends at the social.  All of our sponsors assisted with the cost of breaks throughout the workshop and the Wednesday business luncheon and dinner social.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA.  Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.

    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:    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.