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2012 CRS Award Nominations Deadline moved to March 9

Mar 2, 2012 | News & Views

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has established an award to
recognize individuals who have actively advanced the vision of the NFIP
and the Community Rating System (CRS).

While all CRS participating communities are taking steps that improve
their flood safety and resilience, certain communities stand out.

As
in all serious endeavors, outstanding results do not just happen. They
are due to the efforts of specific individuals, who through their
knowledge, commitment and passion, have made their

communities safer. In an effort to recognize such individuals the NFIP
is seeking nominations for the 2012 CRS Award for Excellence.

FEMA
is asking organizations and their members to help identify worthy
individuals. In particular FEMA is looking for nominees who have
provided leadership in the area of alerting

residents to the dangers of flooding and promoting the purchase of flood
insurance through the NFIP. Such an individual could be an insurance or
real estate professional, local official,
floodplain manager, or other community leader.

The nominee should be:
Actively involved in a CRS community and knowledgeable about local flooding.
Active
in promoting the use of flood insurance as a key tool in helping
individuals prepare for the contingency of flood damage to their
properties.
Active in encouraging community leaders to continually improve the
community’s safety and resilience related to flooding and other
disasters.
Recognizable as having noteworthy achievements in the
area of alerting residents and businesses to potential flood dangers
and promoting the purchase of flood insurance.

If you know of any such individuals, please help to recognize
their achievements. Complete the attached form on the next page and
mail, fax or email it as directed thereon. Please submit the
form no
later than March 9, 2012. Individuals affiliated with the CRS Task Force
and Employees of FEMA or Insurance Services office are not eligible.
Additional information is

available at the following link https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3805.

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