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Georgia Association of Floodplain Management
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What GAFM help's protect

The formation of GAFM is the result of the concerted efforts of numerous individuals and organizations sharing a common desire to forward the cause of sound floodplain management. Membership in GAFM is open to all professionals, public and private entities, students and citizens interested in or involved in floodplain, watershed, stormwater, wetlands and hazard mitigation management and/or related disciplines within the State of Georgia.

GAFM News!!!




  • GAFM 10th Annual Technical Conference Presentations - PDF Links



  • Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program
    (L-273) May 9 to 12, 2016 Georgia Public Safety Training Center Room 114 Forsyth, Georgia

  • GAFM 2016 membership and sponsorship registration is now open. http://www.cvent.com/d/mfq8p6/1Q


  • Resiliency: Looking Back For the Future -Conference registration is now open!  We will be back at Lake Lanier March 21-24, 2016.  Complete your registration by February 26 for early bird pricing.


  • Conference hotel  - If you know you will be joining us at the March 21-24, 2016 conference, please make your hotel reservations now!  Our room block is only guaranteed until February 20th and we know from past years that the rooms sell out. http://www.cvent.com/d/wfq943/1K


  • Board Nominations - This is your year to get involved in GAFM.  Self-nominations for board positions are allowed.  We will hold board elections electronically March 7-21 before the Annual Conference and announce our new board at the Conference.  Each year we elect Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.  This year we also elect Regional Reps from the Southwest, Coastal and East regions. Send all nominations to: sbrewer@dewberry.com.
    All nominations are due by midnight Tuesday, March 1st.



  • GA DNR Flood Response Toolkit, Floodplain Management Quick Guide and Videos - Georgia DFIRM


GAFM Newsletter - November 2015 PDF

ASFPM 2015 Atlanta - Conference Presentation and Conference Evaluation

2015 GAFM Elections –

Congratulations to the 2015 elected board members!





 CHAIR - Jill Bazinet

 CENTRAL - Becky Cox

 REP 1 - Garrett Skinner

 VICE CHAIR - Michael Blakely

 METRO - Ligia Negru

 REP 2 - Kathy Macias

 TREASURER - Traci Brown

 NORTH - Kelia Kimbell

 REP 3 - Chris Budd

 SECRETARY - Shannon Brewer

 COASTAL - Tom McDonald

   EAST - Shari Medrick

 SOUTHWEST - Farhad Alifarhani



Biggert-Waters 2012 - What Everyone Needs to Know - Check out this FEMA powerpoint presentation about and learn how it affects us all.

Listen to a Wall Street Journal article on Flood Insurance Rates Rising in Coastal Communities.

Watch the "Mitigation Policy Issues in New Jersey - Following Hurricane Sandy" presentation given by the GAFM NAI Committee and presented by Mr. John A. Miller given on August 8, 2013

Watch the new B/W 2012 video from H20 Partners!!!!!

New information from FEMA on the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, view the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 fact sheet and the FEMA NFIP Changes PowerPoint Presentation for more information.


Thanks to Our 2015 GAFM Sponsors!!!!!

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