WVFMA 2015 Conference

Save the date!  The WVFMA 2015 Annual Conference will be June 15-17, 2015 at Blackwater Falls State Park!  You can register online if paying by credit card, or you can print a mail in registration form if paying by check. Reserve a room at the Blackwater Falls State Park at http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/   A block of rooms have been secured under the WVFMA name. The draft agenda is available here.

Topics for the three day conference will include:

  • Legislation Update on Biggert-Waters 12 & Grimm Waters 2014
  • Community Rating System (CRS) Program
  • Floodplain Manager Issues: Locally and Regionally
  • WV Contractor License Requirements
  • Mitigation Policy
  • Storm Water – Morgantown Utility Board
  • Sovereign Citizens
  • Open Forum: “What are other WV Communities doing?”

Other lodging in the nearby area includes Canaan Valley State Park, the Timberline Ski Resort, and a multitude of rental cabins in the area available for rent.

The conference fee is $165, or $80 for a single day attendance. A CFM exam will be available on Thursday after the conference, you must register with ASFPM at www.floods.org to take the exam.

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act

On March 21, 2014 the President signed a new reform bill for flood insurance.  Check out the ASFPM analysis of the bill and it’s impact here (don’t worry, it’s only 4 pages).

2014 WVFMA Annual Conference

The WVFMA 2014 Annual Conference was held on June 16-17 at Blackwater Falls State Park. Over 60 people attended the three day conference!

2014 WVFMA Conference

Congratulations to Charlie Baker of Hampshire County, the recipient of the 2014 West Virginia Floodplain Manager of the Year award!

2014 FPM of the Year

2013 Floodplain Manager of the Year

Congratulations to Kanawha County Floodplain Manager Chuck Grishaber for being selected to receive the 2013 Floodplain Manager of the Year award from the WVFMA!  This year was the first year of the award which will be an annual award presented at the WVFMA conference.

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2013 WVFMA Conference Success

On June 3-4 of 2013 the 5th annual WVFMA Conference was held at the Canaan Valley Institute in Davis, WV.  The conference was the biggest yet with 68 participants!  Topics included NFIP reform, CRS, HEC-RAS, the WV Flood Tool, ethics, gas well drilling, BFE determination, and others.  Several people stayed to take the CFM exam on Wednesday after the two day conference.  Presentations from the conference have been posted on the Resources/Conference Presentations page.  The WVFMA would like to extend a thank you to the following conference sponsors:

Potesta & Associates, Inc.                       WVU GIS Tech Center

AMEC                                                      Dewberry

Triad Engineering                                    Thrasher Engineering

Smart Vent                                               WV Society of Professional Surveyors

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