Call for 2018 Spring Workshop Presenters
NMFMA is currently seeking presenters for technical and non-technical topics related to Stormwater and Floodplain Management for its 2018 Spring Workshop to be held in Santa Fe, NM.
Where: Drury Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
When: Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13, 2018
2018 Workshop Program
NMFMA’s 2018 Spring Workshop and General Membership Meeting will take place April 10-13, 2018 in Santa Fe, NM. The workshop and GMM will be held at the Drury Hotel 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. FEMA is seeking Environmental Floodplain Specialists and Historic Preservation Specialists. Check out the FEMA/NFIP page on the "Other Agencies" tab.
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 Nicole Friedt (email@example.com) or Loretta Hatch (firstname.lastname@example.org), by February 1, 2018.
NMFMA recognizes CFMs who were recently certified by the NM CFM Program. Congratulations on passing the CFM exam proctored at the NMFMA FAll Workshop at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, NM on September 13, 2017:
|Renee Brissette, CFM
||City of Albuquerque
|Randall Carroll, CFM
|James Lopez, CFM
||Wilson & Company
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.
The Spring 2018 workshop will be held at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe on April 10-13, 2018. Michael Garcia, 505-753-7774, MGarcia@rio-arriba.org is the Conference Director. We are still looking for someone to be the Program Director for both tracks. Contact Loretta Hatch, 505-869-2358 if you are interested in the Program Director position.
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 of the New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
Purpose: To plan and produce semi-annual workshops for New Mexico
floodplain managers and others.
Chair: Loretta Hatch, CFM, Village of Bosque Farms, email@example.com
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: Anders Berg Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
6. To study and support legislation pertinent and necessary to the effective implementation of floodplain