French Wetmore, who generously donated this collection, served as chief of local floodplain programs for the Illinois Division of Water Resources and state flood insurance coordinator, 1976 – 1988. He has been a local planning commissioner and chair of the Park Forest, Illinois, Plan Commission. He has served as chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (1985 – 1987), president of the Certification Board of Regents (2001 – 2004), and on the board of directors for the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (1989 – 2007). Wetmore has a B.A. in government from Indiana University (1968) and an MPA from Syracuse University (1972). As an independent floodplain management consultant, Wetmore has assisted communities with their floodplain management ordinances and administration of those ordinances. He helped design and administer FEMA’s Community Rating System, and is the author of many guides for local officials on floodplain management regulations, including CRS guidance, No Adverse Impact How-to Guides, FEMA Region X model ordinance for floodplain management and Endangered Species Act, and source documents for FEMA’s Floodplain Management Desk Reference (FEMA 480).
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