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New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
PO Box 3924 - Roswell, NM 88202- 575-937-1691
  Notice from our new State Floodplain Coordinator, Veronica Chavez... 

CRS for Community Resilience Webinar Series


Nature-based Solutions, Higher Flood Management Standards and FEMA’s Community Rating System


Are you interested in reducing flood insurance premiums while enhancing your community's resilience?


Then this webinar series is for you.


TheNational Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) CommunityRating System (CRS)is a federal incentive program that provides flood insurance policyholders with discounts on their premiums in exchange for their community taking actions to reduce flood risk. This free webinar series will specifically highlight how communities may achieve success in thegreen elementsof the program.


This four-part webinar series is your opportunity to learn more about nature-based solutions for community resilience, hear success stories from around the country, ask questions, and share input. CRS experts will share their experience and knowledge about tools, regulations and the process for building community resilience through the CRS.


Webinar Series

Individual registration is required for each session. All sessions will run from 2:00 – 3:30PM EST.


·Webinar #1: October 30, TheCRS Green GuideandNatural & Beneficial Functions of Floodplains

·Webinar #2: November 6, Building CRS Capacity:Success Stories at the Local and State Level

·Webinar #3: November 13, CRS Open Space Preservation(Activity 420)Tools, Guidance and Success Stories

·Webinar #4: November 27, CRS Stormwater Management(Activity 450) and Urban Flood Management Best Practices


Continuing Education:1 CEC for each webinar for CFMs who participate in the entire event.


COST:Free, but registration is required. Seating is limited, register early.


REGISTRATION:Individual registration is required for each webinar. Click the date for each event above to register.


All webinar presentations and materials will be made available through the

CRS for Community Resilience website.


By the end of this webinar series, participants will be able to:


·Identify natural and beneficial functions of floodplains and how they increase community resilience;

·Explain how to use theCRS Green Guideand other tools to improve their community's scores in CRS with elements that enhance community resilience;

·Describebest practices for achieving success in the CRS program; and

·Recognize actions that are credited through specific elements of the CRS program

FEMA is seeking Environmental Floodplain Specialists and Historic Preservation Specialists.  Check out the FEMA/NFIP page on the "Other Agencies" tab.

    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 at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, NM on September 13, 2017:



Renee Brissette, CFM          City of Albuquerque
Randall Carroll, CFM   

RJC Designs

James Lopez, CFM Wilson & Company

    Fall 2017 Workshop Sponsors


NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Fall 2017 Workshop at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, 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 soocial.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA.  Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.






              BOHANNAN HUSTON


The Spring 2018 workshop will be held at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe on April 10-13, 2018.  Michael Garcia, 505-753-7774, is the Conference Director.  We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for both tracks.  Contact Loretta Hatch, 505-869-2358 if you are interested in the Program Director position.  

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:    Loretta Hatch, CFM, Village of Bosque Farms, 


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, Email:


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.