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JUNE 2015
This year's chapter meeting at the ASFPM National Conference in Atlanta was a success. We had a great turnout, 26 of the 36 Chapters were represented at the meeting!

Thanks to all the chapters who encouraged their board members at the conference to attend. Many chapters had more than one representative present. We had a great discussion and chapters shared a lot a good information with each other.

Thanks for another great meeting and turnout! Hope everyone had safe travels home. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Grand Rapids, MI!

Kait Laufenberg, CFM
ASFPM Training & Chapter Coordinator


If you were unable to join us, please click here for a copy of the materials that ASFPM distributed at the 2015 Chapter Meeting.


For those of you who wish to use the Board 101 (Insurance & Recordkeeping) slides with your chapter boards, you can download the slides here: ASFPM Chapter Board 101

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Thanks to all the Chapters who Sponsored & Participated!


  • Foundation Application to Co-Host FY2016 State Flood Risk Symposia: Deadline August 3, 2015 Link to application in meeting notes (above)
  • Our next "All Chapters' Call / Web Meeting is scheduled for August 17th at 1pm Central Time (2pm ET, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

Missed out on this year's fun? Save the date to join us for the 2016 ASFPM Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, June 19-24, 2016!

Chapter & State Alert:
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Now Available in Floodplain Management

April 23, 2015

You are receiving this message because you are listed as a primary contact for your Chapter or State Office. ASFPM Chapter & State Alerts contain critical ASFPM correspondence. If you are no longer the appropriate contact for your Chapter or State Office, please contact us and let us know who the new contact is and we will update our records. PLEASE READ - this alert and share widely among your members and staff.

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Now Available in Floodplain Management Degrees in Floodplain Management

The ASFPM Higher Education Committee is pleased to announce there are now two U.S. universities offering degrees in Floodplain Management:

  • Western Kentucky University offers a Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentration in Floodplain Management. For more information contact Warren Campbell at warren.campbell@wku.edu
  • The University of Washington in Seattle offers a Master's degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management with a Floodplain Management Degree Option. The program is a hybrid distant learning program and the majority of the courses taken online with the exception of 2 summer Seattle based resident sessions. For more information contact Bob Freitag at bfreitag@uw.edu. Accepting registrations now for summer 2015.

Please share!
ASFPM is asking our chapters and state contacts to help get the word out about these new programs to interested parties via your newsletters, emails, Listservs, and social media outlets. Chapters with higher education scholarships are encouraged to share this announcement with their contacts as well.

A flyer was developed to share with interested parties. This flyer is posted on the Higher Education Committee page on ASFPM's website and linked below:

Consider a Career in Floodplain Management - flyer

IAFSM is hoping to foster more coordination and communication between other closely-related professional organizations by offering a free IAFSM annual conference registration to a board member of other organizations. IAFSM is offer a limited number of registrations and only one registration per organization will be considered. The attendee is required to be a board member to ensure the attendee can return to meetings and share common issues and topics. Please contact the Inter-organizational Chair if you are interested in this opportunity.


Updated Fee Schedule for FEMA Flood Map Related Products


Notice: Updated Fee Schedule for FEMA Flood Map Related Products

Dear Subscriber,

Attention: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published a Federal Register Notice announcing an updated fee schedule for processing certain map change requests to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps, requests for Flood Insurance Study (FIS) technical and administrative support data, and requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. The updated fee schedule for these requests will take effect February 20, 2015. Requests dated February 20, 2015, or later will adhere to the updated fee schedule. The FEMA’s Flood Map-Related Fees webpage  will be updated accordingly once the changes take effect.

Changes in the fee schedules will allow FEMA to reduce further the expenses to the NFIP by recovering more fully the costs associated with processing conditional and final map change requests; retrieving, reproducing, and distributing technical and administrative support data related to FIS analyses and mapping; and producing, retrieving, and distributing particular NFIP map and insurance products.

For additional background information and to view the updated fee schedule, visit the Federal Register Notice: 2015 Fee Schedule.




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