2009 Activities and Initiatives
Streamgage Support for USGS Programs in FY-10
MAFSM recently wrote a letter to Senators Cardin and Mikulski at ASFPM’s request about the PDM grant. Below is the letters we wrote and Cardin’s recently received response.
Support of W. Craig Fugate Nomination as FEMA Administrator
Nominations provided to Support ASFPM in review of CFM Exam
The Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers would like to nominate:
Jason Stick, CFM
Floodplain Management Specialist
Carroll County Government
225 North Center Street, Room 209
Westminster, Maryland 21157
8 years of FPM experience
From local sector – Carroll County, MD
Adrienne Sheldon, CFM, PE
Sr. Environmental Engineering
11 years of FPM experience (CFM since 2000)
From private sector – URS
ASFPM and the Certification Board of Regents (CBOR) are currently assessing the National CFM® Exam and program in order to ensure accurate and consistent measurement of knowledge and best practice in the field of Floodplain Management.
The first step in this process will be to complete a practice analysis of the field which will involve a group of 10 to 12 CFMs that represent a full range of Floodplain Managers. These 10 to 12 CFMs will be selected from nominees submitted to ASFPM. Participation in the group is voluntary. Expenses will be paid by ASFPM. Nominated CFMs should have sufficient experience in the floodplain management field for proper participation in this effort.
Scholarship to the 2009 ASFPM Conference
As a benefit to our members the Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers will sponsor up to two members to attend the ASFPM Green Works to Reduce Flood Losses Conference in Orlando, FL, June 7-12, 2009. This sponsorship will provide registration costs for the conference. It will not cover travel, meals or other incidental costs.
The 2009 sponsorship was awarded to Sudhanshu Mishra of G&O. He will represent MAFSM at the ASFPM Chapter meeting and will report back to the Board at the August meeting.