Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Assistant City Engineer
|2014 Annual MS4 Meeting Recap|
|View List of 2014 Upcoming Webinars|
|Register Now for the 2014 Floodplain Workshops|
|INAFSM Newsletter - Summer 2014|
|Next Board Meeting - 09/12/14|
|Visit the IDDE Group Page!|
|2014 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy information is now available!|
|New Flood Maps Available|
|June 2008 Flood Maps Available from USGS|
|FEMA Interactive Levee Toolkit|
|CFMs - Check your CECs online|
2014 Annual Conference
Thanks again to all who attended the 2014 INAFSM Annual Conference at Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park. It was a great week with 43 sessions by presenters from all across the Midwest. Thank you to those who registered as attendees, and also to those who served as presenters, moderators, and conference planners.
I would also like to offer a special thanks to our vendor partners who made this conference possible for all 240 people who played a part in making the 2014 conference one of the best ever.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year at Pokagon State Park September 9-11, 2015.
Zach Beasley, PS, MS
2014 EnviroCert Exams (CESSWI, CPESC, CMS4S, CPSWQ)
The Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (with EnviroCert International, a non-profit organization) is once again, organizing and offering all 4 certification Exams. Dates and Registration Information can be found on the Stormwater Committee Page.
Meet the New Executive Director of INAFSM
Recently, INAFSM held interviews for the position of Exectuive Director of INAFSM. We are happy to announce that Karen Avery was selected for the position.
Karen Avery has served as Director of Public Relations for the Association of Indiana Counties since 2006. Avery also worked for nine years in broadcast journalism, working in radio news markets in several Indiana communities. She worked for WIBC/Network Indiana in Indianapolis, WRZQ in Columbus, Ind., and WTTS/WGCL in Bloomington, Ind. Avery will earn her master’s degree in public relations from Indiana University this summer, and looks forward to using her public relations skills and association management experience to enhance the INAFSM member experience.
Avery resides in Brown County with her husband, Bob, and dog, Bud E. Avery also enjoys volunteer activities. She currently serves on the Brown County Community Foundation Board of Trustees and has volunteered for a variety of other Brown County community organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen. She also may be seen on occasion playing her djembe drum on Sunday mornings at Nashville Christian Church. She also enjoys skydiving.
You can contact Karen via email at email@example.com or by telephone at 317-829-3656.
IDEM NPDES General Permit Process Changes
IDEM is currently working on an enabling rulemaking (#10-659) which will allow the agency to issue expedited NPDES general permits outside of the current IAC process. Stakeholders and permittees are encouraged to be involved in this rulemaking. For more information, please review the overview and detailed Fact Sheets on the Stormwater Committee page.
Battling Nature's Fury - Middle school students develop projects to help during floods
A very interesting article about students taking a proactive approach to floodplain management...click here. This article appeared in the Kokomo Tribune on November 8, 2013 and is reprinted in its entirety with permission from the author.
2014 Watershed Leadership Acadamy
Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management
If you're interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2014 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. Please visit the IWLA page for more information and enrollment instructions.
Preferred Risk Policy Extension Eligibility
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) flood insurance option that may provide temporary financial relief to property owners affected by recent flood map changes in their community. Starting October 1, 2010, the Write Your Own companies and the NFIP Servicing Agent will begin notifying certain policyholders of their potential eligibility for this extension. As a result, many policyholders may turn to local floodplain managers for assistance in documenting the location of their buildings. As a floodplain manager, your assistance in not only fulfilling the requests for current and prior flood map documentation, but also providing residents with information will help them better understand the new policy option and whether or not they are eligible.
Please see a list of materials to assist you in these efforts.