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New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
PO Box 3924 - Roswell, NM 88202- 575-937-1691

    New CFMs


NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the FEMA 273 Class given at the Bernalillo County EOC in Albuquerque, NM on February 9, 2018:



Veronica Chavez, CFM NMDHSEM 
Michael Garza, CFM Dona Ana County Flood Comm
Govinda Karki, CFM Louis Berger Group
Michael Larisch, CFM          Grant County
Anna Larson, CFM   

Cibola County

Desirae Lujan, CFM Los Alamos County
Louise Marquez, CFM City of Sunland Park
Zusset Nieto, CFM City of Las Cruces
Steven Saavedra, CFM City of Aztec



  NMFMA Spring Workshop - Santa Fe, NM
  The Spring 2018 workshop will be held at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe on April 10-13, 2018.  The theme for the workshop is "Floodplain Modeling".  You can access the preliminary agenda from the registration page.  The complete agenda will be available as it is finalized.  A walking tour of the  downtown Santa Fe area will start at the hotel at 7:00 PM on Wednesday after the social for all those who are interested.  A $25 fee is required.  Please answer all the questions as you register.  Click HERE to access the registration page. 

FEMA is seeking Environmental Floodplain Specialists and Historic Preservation Specialists.  Check out the FEMA/NFIP page on the "Other Agencies" tab.

    Fall 2017 Workshop Sponsors


NMFMA would like to thank the following sponsors of the Fall 2017 Workshop at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, 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 soocial.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for your generosity and continuing support of NMFMA.  Click HERE to see the Sponsorship Brochure.






              BOHANNAN HUSTON


The Spring 2018 workshop will be held at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe on April 10-13, 2018.  Michael Garcia, 505-753-7774, is the Conference Director.  Nicole Friedt, 505-362-1272, is the Program Director for the technical tract, and Loretta Hatch, 505-869-2358, is the Program Director for the non-technical tract.  Contact Nicole or Loretta if you are interested in making 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.

    The 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. 

    NMFMA Committees



Conference Committee


Purpose:    To plan and produce semi-annual workshops for New Mexico

                    floodplain managers and others.

Chair:    Loretta Hatch, CFM, Village of Bosque Farms, 


Our Conference Committee Page contains important information about past, present, and future conferences.


GIS Committee   


Purpose:    To make GIS more available to NMFMA members

                    and communities throughout the State.

Chair:    Anders Berg


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.
Chair:    Jim DeAngelo, CFM,


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. 




  Purpose of the New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association

1. To promote public awareness of proper floodplain management;
2. To promote the professional status of floodplain management and secure all benefits resulting there from;
3. To promote a liaison between individual concerns with proper floodplain management and to
  encourage the exchange of ideas;
4. To keep individuals concerned with proper floodplain management well informed through education and
  professional seminars and to provide a method for dissemination of information, both general and technical;
5. To inform concerned individuals of pending floodplain legislation and other related management 
  matters, and;
6. To study and support legislation pertinent and necessary to the effective implementation of floodplain
  management matters.