ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers
2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

Conference Plenary Sessions

2021 Conference Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, May 11 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm central


Flood Risk Management in a Post-Covid World

  1. Welcome, Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director
  2. Nicole LeBoeuf, Acting Assistant Administrator and permanent Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, NOAA
  3. David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation and Senior Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA

Moderator: Cary Johnson, Assistant Director, Kentucky Division of Water, ASFPM Chair

Wednesday, May 12 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm central


Social and Environmental Justice in Managing Flood Risk

  1. Jacqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program
  2. How Much Does Mitigation Actually Save? A Call to Consider Social Vulnerability and Social Justice
    Lori Peek, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  3. Paul Huang, Acting Associate Administrator of Resilience, FEMA

Moderator: Jessica Ludy, Flood Risk Program Manager and Silver Jackets Coordinator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Thursday, May 13 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm central


Local and State Success Stories

    1. State Flood Assistance Teams and the Framework for the ASFPM Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART)
      Paul “Oz” Osman, CFM, Principal, P. Oz Consulting, LLC
    2. Kara Runsten, Program Manager, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    3. Follow the 2D BLE Brick Road to Technical Assistance
      Tara Lanzrath
      , CFM, Floodplain Mapping Coordinator, Kansas Department of Agriculture



Association of State Floodplain Managers
ASFPM Conference
& Events Coordinator:

Sarah Magdanz
(608) 828-3000