ASFPM 2020 Annual Report
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is a scientific and educational non-profit organization dedicated to reducing flood loss in the nation. ASFPM and its 37 chapters represent approximately 20,000 state and local officials as well as other professionals engaged in all aspects of floodplain management and flood hazard mitigation, including management of local floodplain ordinances, flood risk mapping, engineering, planning, community development, hydrology, forecasting, emergency response, water resources development, and flood insurance.
Where our members work:
What our members do:
Certified Floodplain Managers
ASFPM established the Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) program in 1998 as a way of creating a baseline of professional knowledge and competencies in floodplain management. The program requires professionals to pass a rigorous exam and earn continuing education credits annually to maintain certification. The number of CFM’s nationwide continues to grow at a steady pace.
Growth of CFM’s Nationwide
ASFPM Annual National Conference
Each year, ASFPM puts on the nation’s largest conference dedicated to all aspects of flooding and floodplain management. The 2020 conference, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was the 44th annual event and our biggest to date.
(Kansas City, MO)
(Grand Rapids, MI)
The ASFPM Training and Knowledge Center is a vital professional development resource for the nation’s floodplain management professionals. Field deployed, webinar, and independent study programs include:
Planning Information Exchange offered in cooperation with APA
700-1,000 attendees per event
Cooperating Technical Partners
700-1,000 attendees per event
National Policy Briefing Webinar
150-200 attendees per event
ASFPM Webinar Series
100-200 attendees per event
ASFPM Online University
Red Vector Independent study
In cooperation with CBOR
EMI 0273 Classes
Field deployed and free independent study offered in cooperation with EMI
Policy & Advocacy
The ASFPM policy team advocates for stronger flood mitigation and management programs and policies – and the funding to support them.
Key highlights from 2020:
- Worked with the previous Congress to influence NFIP reform bills to include over a dozen ASFPM priorities and developed updated priorities for NFIP reauthorization
- Engaged with the Biden-Harris Administration Transition team on a broad range of flood risk management recommendations.
- Testified before Congressional committees on climate change, flood resilience and mitigation, flood risk mapping, data needs and USACE program implementation.
- Successfully advocated for funding of key flood risk reduction initiatives, including a record amount for flood mapping.
- Spearheaded efforts to support timely updates to nationwide precipitation data, including Atlas-14, resulting in the introduction of the FLOODS and PRECIP acts.
- Influenced the development and supported passage of the Digital Coast Act and the 2020 Water Resources Development Act
- Provided comments on numerous pieces of legislation and rules with input from the relevant ASFPM Policy Committees.
- Launched ASFPM Engage!, providing information and resources for members to advocate on important legislation at the federal and state level. The first engagement allowed the floodplain management community to quickly let congressional appropriators know the importance of an appropriate level of funding for floodplain mapping.
- Offered monthly national policy webinars to keep members up-to-date on key issues impacting their communities and flood risk management in the nation.
Flood Science Center
The Flood Science Center delivers innovative solutions to support the floodplain community.
FSC completed seven major projects in 2020, including:
FSC 2020 Snapshot:
Active projects that were under management by FSC
Diverse funding sources
Partners and collaborators FSC worked with over the past year.
New publications or resources added and cataloged in the ASFPM Library
Coastal Issues Committee
Flood Insurance Committee
Flood Mitigation Committee
Floodplain Regulations Committee
Higher Education Committee
Natural & Beneficial Functions Committee
No Adverse Impact Committee
Nonstructural Floodproofing Committee
Professional Development & Continuing Education Committee
Stormwater Management Committee
Risk Communications & Outreach Committee
State and Regional Chapters
Arkansas Floodplain Management Association
Arizona Floodplain Management Association
Colorado Association of Stormwater & Floodplain Managers
Connecticut Association of Flood Managers
Florida Floodplain Managers Association
Floodplain Management Association (CA, HI, NV)
Georgia Association of Floodplain Management
Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association
Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Kansas Association for Floodplain Management
Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers
Louisiana Floodplain Management Association
Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers
Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association
Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers
Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association
Association of Floodplain Managers of Mississippi
North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers
Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association
New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management
New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
Northwest Regional Floodplain Management Association (AK, BC, ID, OR, WA)
New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association
Ohio Floodplain Management Association
Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association
Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers
Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association
South Carolina Association for Hazard Mitigation
Tennessee Association of Floodplain Management
Texas Floodplain Management Association
Utah Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association
Virginia Floodplain Management Association
Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management
West Virginia Floodplain Management Association
Statement of Activities
|REVENUE & OTHER SUPPORT|
|National Certification Program||535,311|
|Conferences and Trainings||666,515|
|Total revenue and other support||3,741,294|
|Chapter and Member Services, Foundation||172,410|
|National Certification Program||128,737|
|Applied Research and Tool Development||1,332,447|
|Conferences and Trainings||189,686|
|National and State Policy||713,579|
|Total program services||2,536,859|
|Management and Administration||1,156,597|
|Total supporting services||1,156,597|
|Total operating expenses||3,693,456|
|Change in net assets without donor restrictions||76,318|
|Change in net assets with donor restrictions||(28,480)|
|Change in net assets||47,838|
|Net assets- beginning of the year||856,723|
|Net assets-end of year||904,561|
Chad Berginnis, CFM
Larry Larson, P.E., CFM
Senior Policy Adviser
Drew Whitehair, CFM
Board of Directors
Chair: Carey Johnson
Kentucky Division of Water
Vice Chair: Shannon Riess, CFM
Florida Div. Emergency Mgmt
Secretary: Stacey Ricks, CFM
Mississippi Emergency Mgmt. Agency
Treasurer: Glenn Heistand, P.E., CFM
Illinois State Water Survey
Region 1: Melinda Hopkins, CFM
Region 2: Kelli Higgins-Roche, P.E., CFM
Region 3: Necolle Maccherone, CFM
Region 4: Del Schwalls, P.E., CFM
Region 5: Steve Ferryman, CFM
Region 6: Michelle Gonzales, CFM
Region 7: Karen McHugh, CFM
Region 8: Traci Sears, CFM
Region 9: Bunny Bishop, CFM
Region 10: Celinda Adair, CFM
District 1: Bill Nechamen, CFM
District 2: Katie Sommers, CFM
District 3: Tara Coggins, CFM
District 4: Lori Laster, P.E., CFM
District 5: Jeanne Ruefer, PMP, CFM
An adaptable nation resilient to flooding and prepared for tomorrow’s changing climate.
The mission of ASFPM is to promote education, policies and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding, and to protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains – all without causing adverse impacts.
Service: We recognize that our mission to the nation is accomplished when we serve both our members and the public, and we strive to adapt to the increasing and changing needs of both.
Innovation: Our policies, products and services deliver unique, compelling value to society, our members and partners. We support and promote innovation and technological advances in all aspects of flood risk management.
Forward thinking & scientific: We seek to make informed decisions with a focus on future flood risk and preserving ecosystems into the future to preserve their natural flood reduction. The future is underpinned by science, long range planning, and policies that are in the public interest.
Passion: Driven and energetic in every endeavor. We lead by example and focus on collective success.
Respect: We value the uniqueness of each individual and his or her contributions to ASFPM, ASFPM’s Mission and to society. We recognize the unique value of the state and its role in addressing the nation’s flooding issues.
Collaborative: We succeed when we individually and collaboratively work towards solutions to the nation’s flooding problems. Comprehensive solutions to flooding problems require multiple approaches and contributions from the federal, state, local, individual, and private sectors.
Non-structural first: While ASFPM recognizes the need to use all tools to manage flood risk, because ASFPM’s mission is to also recognize the natural functions of floodplains, non-structural flood risk management options are preferred over large flood control structures.