Many ASFPM members initially joined the
association for the discount to our annual national
conference, the one place you can go to learn about all aspects
of floodplain management: natural processes, human behavior, risk analysis,
actuarial insurance ratings, engineering analyses of flooding and mitigation,
economic analyses of policy decisions and public policy.
Others joined for the CFM
exam discount (a $480 price tag for non-members, and only $100 for members). But
soon realized they now belonged to a community of nearly 7,000 fellow
“floodies,” passionate experts who are always ready to mentor and lend advice
on navigating the sometimes tricky waters of floodplain management.
Not all members are floodplain
managers. Many were exposed to ASFPM through their work at universities,
federal agencies and the private sector, which brings a unique perspective to
our 14 policy committees. Members provide direct input to federal
programs/agencies, write white papers and develop tools for locals. This work
can advance the floodplain management profession, and even change national
ASFPM is an organization that helps you
broaden your knowledge base through discounted webinars and specialty
workshops, as well as working on and exploring problems with fellow
You’ll build confidence in your ability
to do your job effectively, train other professionals, and share knowledge with
elected officials and your community.
Our website is packed with resources,
tools, reports and publications and available to anyone because a big part of
our mission is to educate. If communities use these resources to strengthen
their resilience against floods, then we’ve just fulfilled another aspect of
our mission. But as an ASFPM member, you’ll hear about these resources first
through our members-only newsletter “The Insider” and member alerts.
And if you’re a full-time college student wanting
to get a jump start on professional development in the ever-growing flood risk
and reduction field, ASFPM offers $30 student memberships (and you get most of
the same benefits as a regular membership).
you still need convincing, read what our
members are saying about the value of an ASFPM membership. Ready
to join? Sign up here and begin
enjoying your benefits today.