The Fall 2013 workshop in Hobbs was a great success. Some new, innovative ideas were introduced, and the attendees not only learned a lot about floodplain management, they had a lot of fun while at the workshop. Thank you Lorenzo Velasquez, Cassie Corley, and Shelia Baker for a great workshop.
The Spring 2014 workshop will be held in Clovis, NM April 15-18, 2014. Louis Gordon is the Conference Director and Eric Nemeth is the Program Director.
The Fall 2014 workshop will be held in Elephant Butte, NM October 14-17, 2014. Carlos Bustamante is the Conference Director.
For more information about the coming workshops, go to the Conference Committee sub menu under the Committee tab above.
NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the NMFMA Fall 2013 Workshop in Hobbs on October 16, 2013:
|Bryan Aragon, CFM
||Los Alamos County
|Michael Camponovo, CFM
|Alandren Etlantus, CFM
||Bonannan Huston, Inc
|Kent Freier, CFM
|Matthew Kneeland, CFM
||Pettigrew & Associates
See more info on the FEMA/NFIP page under the Other Agency tab.
NMFMA has purchased 24 copies of "Federal Flood Policies - The Cause of Flood Disasters", a book on CD written by Leslie A. Bond. These copies were purchased at the pre-publication price of $10 and are available to our membership as long as they last. You can order a copy by sending your $10 to NMFMA, PO Box 3924, Roswell, NM 88202. NMFMA will pay the postage.
Wendy Blackwell, CFM, who is the State Hazard Mitigation Officer, sent the following articles that may be of interest to NMFMA members.
Press Release Template from FEMA regarding post-fire flood insurance
FEMA Region VI Powerpoint presentation on post-fire flood threat
What Insurance Agents Need to Know about the Wildfire 30-Day Waiting Period Exception (10/12/12 Memo)
The NFIP’s Specific Rate Guidelines Fact Sheet, Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012
Recently added: Public Comment Period for the State Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
You can read these on the "State of NM" tab under "Other Agencies".
Fall 2013 Workshop Sponsors
NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Fall 2013 Workshop in Hobbs, NM. Sponsors assisted with the cost of breaks and the social events that we all enjoyed during the conference. Thank you for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA. Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.
Dennis Engineering Company
Wilbanks Trucking, Inc
State Farm Insurance - David Whitten
Purpose: To plan and produce semi-annual workshops for New Mexico
floodplain managers and others.
Chair: Mike Czosnek, CFM, City of Socorro firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: To make GIS more available to NMFMA members
and communities throughout the State.
Chair: Eric Nemeth, CFM, URS Corporation, email@example.com
Our 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.
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.