Call for 2017 Spring Workshop Presenters
NMFMA is currently seeking presenters for technical and non-technical topics related to Stormwater and Floodplain Management for its 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Where: Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
When: Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, April 14, 2017
2017 Workshop Program
NMFMA’s 2017 Spring Workshop and General Membership Meeting will take place April 11-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. The workshop and GMM will be held at the Isleta Resort and Casino and will be the venue for: one day of training opportunities; two-half days and one full day of professional development sessions; networking opportunities; and an exhibitor tradeshow.
The conference brings together engineers, geoscientists, technologists, faculty, government representatives, students and other members of the community. Last year’s professional development sessions included discussions on managing flood risk through projects, new topographic mapping technologies, debris flow effects of wildfire and mitigation measures utilized, updates on FEMA Risk MAP, work being done by neighboring states for post disaster mapping, low impact development and green infrastructure, erosion control and scour analysis design. An anticipated 200 delegates will be in attendance at this year’s workshop.
Professional Development Submissions
Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. Presentations of 30 minutes in length will also be considered. All presentations must include time for questions and answers.
If you would like to present your topic at the conference, please indicate your interest by submitting your name, contact information, and anticipated presentation topic to the conference program directors listed below.
Nicole Friedt at email@example.com for non-technical track topics or to Chris Naidu at firstname.lastname@example.org for technical track topics.
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017.
NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the NMFMA Fall Workshop in Deming, NM on September 21, 2016:
|Travis Atwell, CFM
|Crystal Ball, CFM
City of Lovington
|Rocio Dominguez, CFM
||City of Las Cruces
Also, congratulations to those who passed the exam proctored at the FEMA 273 course given at the USACE offices in Albuquerque on October 28, 2016:
|Brenda Alberts, CFM
|Jeremy Branch, CFM
|Brian Houghtalin, CFM
|Alan Klatt, CFM
|Steven McCroskey, CFM
|Donna Rutherford, CFM
||City of Portales
|Sandra Weippert, CFM
||Village of Cuba
Fall 2016 Workshop Sponsors
NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Fall 2016 Workshop in Deming, NM:
All of our sponsors assisted with the cost of breaks throughout the workshop, the Wednesday night social, the Thursday business luncheon and the Thursday night dinner. Thanks to all of our sponsors for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA. Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.
From Wendy Blackwell, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer: Recent changes here at the DHSEM Mitigation Program
Check the info posted on 6-22-16 on the State of NM page under the blue "Other Agencies" tab.
The Spring 2017 workshop will be held at the Isleta Hotel and Casino in Albuquerque, April 11-14. Loretta Hatch, 505-869-2358, email@example.com is the Conference Director. Nicole Friedt, 505-670-1540, firstname.lastname@example.org is the Program Director for the non-technical track. Chris Naidu, 505-314-5574, email@example.com is the Program Director for the technical track. More information will be added as we get closer to the workshop. Also, contact Nicole Friedt or Chris Naidu if you would like to make a presentation at the workshop.
The Fall 2017 workshop will be held at the Angel Fire Resort. Burl Smith, 575-377-1389, firstname.lastname@example.org is the Conference Director. We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for this workshop.
The Spring 2018 workshop will be held in Santa Fe. Michael Garcia, 505-753-7774, MGarcia@rio-arriba.org is the Conference Director. Nicole Friedt, 505-670-1540, email@example.com is the Program Director for the technical track. We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for the non-technical track. Contact Mike Czosnek, 575-835-0240 if you are interested in the Program Director position. Also, contact Nicole Friedt if you would like to make a presentation at the workshop.
To see presentations from past conferences, go to the Committees tab and click on the Conference Committee page. You must be an active member to access these presentations.
Conference Committee survey on conferences
Members attending the Fall workshop in Elephant Butte filled out a survey about upcoming conferences. The questions and results are listed in the Membership Survey Results.
Purpose: To plan and produce semi-annual workshops for New Mexico
floodplain managers and others.
Chair: Mike Czosnek, CFM, City of Socorro firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Conference Committee Page contains important information about past, present, and future conferences.
Purpose: To make GIS more available to NMFMA members
and communities throughout the State.
Chair: Vinay Achrekar, CFM, GISP, AECOM, email@example.com
Our GIS Committee Page contains interesting tidbits from the worlds of GIS and is updated regularly.
Training and Education Committee
Purpose: To develop training and education opportunities for floodplain managers and others.
NMFMA is interested in developing more training opportunities for its members. If you have ideas about training classes that can be given at our conferences/ workshops or as separate training events, please contact us.