These success stories for the Elected Officials' Flood Guide give you case studies from several communities nationwide that successfully tackled flood mitigation. The communities chosen represent a cross-section of the U.S. – from coastal to inland areas, and small towns to large cities. The case studies include interviews with elected officials. We hope that their stories encourage you to develop your own personal and legislative approach to managing flood risk and improving public safety and property protection in your community.
Center: Iowa City, Iowa current Mayor Jim Throgmorton (left) and former Mayor Matthew Hayek. Clockwise from top left: Roseville, California Mayor John Allard; Harris County, Texas Judge Ed Emmett; Longmont, Colorado Mayor Brian Bagley; former Longmont, Colorado Mayor Dennis Coombs; Valley View, Ohio Mayor Jerry Piasecki; Illinois Senator Sue Rezin. Photos by ASFPM, 2019.