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      The next NMFMA workshop/conference is scheduled for next April, 2020, at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe.  Since we have had problems finding volunteers to help set up our Fall conferences around the State, the Board of Directors has decided not to schedule a regular Fall conference.  If anyone is interested in organizing a Fall conference anywhere in New Mexico they should contact our Conference Committee Chair, Loretta Hatch, at .


Click the Link to Apply   

   CFM Study Guide

ASFPM has recently developed a CFM Study Guide  to help those who are interested in becoming a CFM to study for the test.  Click on the link or go to CFM Certification, Certification. 

These You Tube videos may also be helpful as you study for the CFM exam:

Part 1 - Intro: History


Part 2 - Ancillary items to FPM


Part 3 - BFE


Part 4 - Mapping


Part 5 - Map:FIS Excercise Example


Part 6 - NFIP


Part 7 - Elevation Certificate

The CFM exam is proctored at every NMFMA Workshop/Conference.

    New CFMs


NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the NMFMA/Arid Regions Conference held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM on April 17, 2019:



Juergen Donaubauer, CFM      
Otero County 
Eric Hamilton, CFM Wilson & Company
Warren Hardin, CFM         Eddy County
Douglas Mize, CFM Souder Miller & Assoc
Chelsea Morganti, CFM NMDHSEM
Christine Soulsby, CFM Wilson & Company
Laurie Stout, CFM Village of Corrales
Sonia Walker, CFM Village of Los Lunas

Also, congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the FEMA 273 Course offered in El Paso, TX by TFMA on June 14, 2019:

 Jeffery Patterson, CFM             City of Carlsbad        


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


    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:    Anders Berg


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,


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. 




  Purpose of the New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association

1. To promote public awareness of proper floodplain management;
2. To promote the professional status of floodplain management and secure all benefits resulting there from;
3. To promote a liaison between individual concerns with proper floodplain management and to
  encourage the exchange of ideas;
4. To keep individuals concerned with proper floodplain management well informed through education and
  professional seminars and to provide a method for dissemination of information, both general and technical;
5. To inform concerned individuals of pending floodplain legislation and other related management 
  matters, and;
6. To study and support legislation pertinent and necessary to the effective implementation of floodplain
  management matters.