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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!!!

Announcements-

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to renew your membership (or consider a corporate sponsorship of GAFM).  We rely on the membership fees to run the organization. You can use this link to access the online registration:  http://www.cvent.com/d/jrqm2r/4W

Don’t forget to take advantage of the national conference being in our home state.  Conference registration is now open. http://asfpmconference.org/

Even if you can’t make the conference, you can still participate in the Golf Tournament (at Lake Lanier on Sunday, May 31st) or the 5K Run. Sign up for the golf tournament here: http://www.cvent.com/d/trqql0. Sign up for the run is here: http://www.cvent.com/d/xrq21p .

A chance to get involved!  Terri and Lacey Turner are looking for volunteers for the ASFPM conference. If you have not already responded to Lacey with your availability, please contact her at asfpm2015atl@gmail.com

GAFM has many financial responsibilities for the ASFPM conference this year.  To help with the cost, we are seeking local individual and corporate sponsors.  If you would like to find out more about tax deductible donations and sponsorship, please contact Brad Loar at flooddude@yahoo.com or go to http://www.cvent.com/d/yrq2nd/1Q for your donation.

Call for Nominations –

           GAFM is now accepting nominations for Executive board members and Regional and At Large members for the 2015-2016 board term!

           BOARD POSITIONS:

 EXECUTIVE BOARD

 REGIONAL REPS

 AT-LARGE REPS

 CHAIR

 REGION 1 (CENTRAL)

 REP 1

 VICE CHAIR

 REGION 3 (METRO)

 REP 2

 TREASURER

 REGION 5 (NORTH)

 REP 3

 SECRETARY

 

   
TIMELINE:
Nomination Period: Now until May 15 @ midnight
  
VOTING:  All  members will have two weeks to vote for each Executive Board and At-Large position plus the Regional Representative that reside in their region (May 18-29).  A ballot will be sent out via Survey Monkey before the voting period begins.

HOW TO NOMINATE:  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for the upcoming board term, please send all nominations to  mblakely@chathamcounty.org.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Prospective board members must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to be elected for the upcoming term:  Be a current GAFM member in good standing, work or reside in the State of Georgia, and attend required meetings.  Regional Representatives must live or work in their nominated region.  A list of duties and responsibilities for each position can be found below.  Please note that the Treasurer position takes a significant time commitment and a nomination should not be accepted if you cannot devote time to manage the bank accounts, process payments and refunds in a timely manner, and learn our membership and  convention software.

TERMS:  Executive Board members and At-Large positions serve for one (1) year but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms- two (2) years, provided there are other members capable of filling the positions.  A  Regional Representative serves for two (2) years but my not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms- four (4) years, provided there are other members capable of filling the position.

SPECIAL NOTE:  All incumbents are automatically nominated for their posts unless otherwise specified by said person or a qualified person is nominated instead.

If you have any questions please send an email to Michael Blakely at mblakely@chathamcounty.org .

WEBSITE AND INFORMATIONAL LINKS-

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!!!!!

All the available presentations from the 2014 Spring Conference are available now!!!!

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.



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