Save the date! The WVFMA 2015 Annual Conference will be June 14-17, 2015 at Blackwater Falls State Park! Registration information for the conference will be posted soon, but feel free to go ahead and reserve a room at the Blackwater Falls State Park. http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/ A block of rooms have been secured under the WVFMA name.
Topics 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?”
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).
The WVFMA 2014 Annual Conference was held on June 16-17 at Blackwater Falls State Park. Over 60 people attended the three day conference!
Congratulations to Charlie Baker of Hampshire County, the recipient of the 2014 West Virginia Floodplain Manager of the Year award!
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.
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
Triad Engineering Thrasher Engineering
Smart Vent WV Society of Professional Surveyors
2013 Annual Conference
Canaan Valley Institute, Davis West Virginia
June 3 – 4, 2013
The West Virginia Floodplain Management Association helps mitigate the losses, costs, and human suffering caused by flooding while enhancing the protection and natural beneficial functions of floodplains. Our fourth annual conference will bring together floodplain managers from throughout West Virginia and the eastern US. Participants can expect to expand their knowledge and abilities in preventing the loss of life and property from flooding. West Virginia is particularly vulnerable to floods, and will continue to suffer significant losses; prevention is the key to reducing these losses. Participants can also expect to network with others interested in floodplain management and enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful Canaan Valley area.
Registration is $160.00 – includes lunch both days and breakfast on the second day. Topics range in a variety of floodplain management areas including mitigation, regulation, and insurance. Seminar fulfills the continuing education requirements for ASFPM CFM and §15-5-20 Disaster prevention of West Virginia State Code.
Lodging will be at Blackwater Falls State Park, call (304) 259-5216 for reservations. Be sure to mention the conference for special rates.
All professionals are encouraged to attend, Floodplain Managers, Surveyors, Engineers, Realtors, Insurance Agents, and Elected Officials.
Blackwater Brewing Menu
Individuals register here
Sponsors register here