Todd Klietz, floodplain administrator for Missoula County, Montana, with ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis.
R. Johnston Local Floodplain Manager of the Year is our floodplain management
rock star award. And the big prize is to attend this conference as our special
guest. With more than 19,000 members in ASFPM, we are fortunate to have so many
excellent people to choose from. And this year, the honor goes to Todd
Klietz, floodplain administrator for Missoula County, Montana.
In 2018, Klietz received the Lewis & Clark Local
Floodplain Manager Award. This is a Montana DNRC award that recognizes
outstanding individual efforts and contributions to floodplain management at
the local level.
the past 20 years, he has been a leader and advocate for floodplain and risk
management in Missoula County and throughout the state. He’s testified before
Congress, runs two CRS programs, submitted and completed innovative mitigation
grants dealing with one of the largest superfund structure removals, provides
technical review and input on floodplain regulations and issues, assists other
floodplain administrators every chance he gets, and has continued to help guide
the understanding of floodplain regulations and management in Montana.
Klietz is a notable example of an individual who has
committed to serving the public and not being afraid to question or advocate
for change when needed. The communities he has served are fortunate for the
standards he has set and maintains for floodplain management.