Are you interested in reducing flood insurance premiums while enhancing your community's resilience? Then this webinar series, presented by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO), is for you. The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating 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. In 2015, ASFPM and CSO began researching elements of the CRS program that can both enhance community resilience and protect the environment. This free webinar series will specifically highlight how communities can achieve success in these “green” elements of the CRS program.
This is the fourth webinar in a four-part webinar series focused on the CRS program. The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to Activity 450 (Stormwater Management) of the CRS program and share best practices for urban flood management.
Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director
Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012, after joining the association staff as associate director in 2011. Since 2000, he served the association as Insurance Committee chair, Mitigation Policy Committees' coordinator, vice chair and chair. He has a Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation and land use planning at the state, local and private sector level. As a state official, Berginnis worked in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program and was Ohio's state hazard mitigation officer. As a local official, Berginnis administered planning, economic development and floodplain management programs in Perry County, Ohio. In the private sector, he was the national practice leader in hazard mitigation for Michael Baker Jr. Inc.
Dave Carlton, PE, CFM, Principal at dkcalrton & associates
Dave Carlton is a professional engineer and CFM with over 40 years of experience in water resources and floodplain management. Dave currently represents Region X on the ASFPM Board of Directors and serves on the Certification Board of Regents. For the past 11 years he has been part of the CRS Consultant team working with FEMA to implement the program nationally. He is now one of two primary consultants as well as being a technical reviewer for stormwater and natural functions credits. Dave has a B.S degree in Civil Engineering and a M.S. degree in Water Resources Engineering, both from Washington State University.
Lori Rafferty, P.E., CFM, Floodplain & CRS Administrator, Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
Lori Rafferty is a professional engineer and certified floodplain manager. She has worked in the engineering field for 16 years, working at Louisville MSD for the past 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville. Lori is currently the floodplain administrator and Community Rating System coordinator for Louisville-Jefferson County and also oversees the floodplain grant program.
Time: All webinars in this four-part series will be held from 1:00PM-2:30PM CT/2:00PM-3:30PM ET
Target Audience: Floodplain managers, planners, and other local officials who are interested in joining the CRS or learning more about its "green" elements and CRS Coordinators who would like to give more attention to elements that will enhance the resiliency of their community and the natural environment.
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.
Not familiar with FEMA’s CRS program? No problem, visit FEMA’s CRS website or CRSresources.org to view overview videos or learn about FEMA’s upcoming CRS training. The CRS Green Guide Webinar Series is based on research and interviews conducted by ASFPM and CSO and is not part of official FEMA CRS webinars or training.
Image credit: Louisville MSD.