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Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers

Mapping and Technical

The Mapping and Technical Committee is chaired by Zach Ranstead ( This committee is responsible for mapping and technical webinar selection, reviewing PAFPM conference presentation submissions, compiling technical guidance and resources, and representing at other conferences.

    For more information, please contact Zach Ranstead

    Membership and Education

    The Membership and Education Committee is chaired by Kelsey Green  and Kim Dunn. The committee is responsible for recruiting new PAFPM members, managing coordination with sponsorships for the annual conference, identifying training and education opportunities, and generating PAFPM information and website content. Tasks this group is looking to accomplish this year are:

      • Webinar solicitation and scheduling for 2023
      • Social media education effort
      • Email communication to members whose membership has lapsed & solicitation for other new members, including students
      • Solicit sponsorships for 2023 Conference

    For more information, please contact Kelsey Green and Kim Dunn 

    If interested in helping with the 2023 Conference Planning, please contact Donna Newell

    Policy and Legislative

    The Policy and Legislative Committee is chaired by Sue Patterson. This committee is responsible for providing updates on regulations, leading advocacy and whitepapers, and representing at other conferences. This year, this group is looking to tackle the following projects:

    • Develop and distribute poll to the over 2000 NFIP communities in Pennsylvania for a tally of floodplain assistance needs, and to generate support for additional PEMA NFIP staffing

    • Generate panel discussion and recommendations for improvement with respect to Equity in floodplain mitigation (re: rural locations and lower value properties)

    • Promote this survey:

    • FEMA Grant Cost Benefit Analysis – How can it be improved, and who needs the training?

    This group will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month 12:00-1:00pm (except for May, September, & December). The date/time/topics are subject to change based on the decision of members who join, but the first meeting will be March 13th, 2023.  Format will be Microsoft Teams. 

    For more information or the meeting invite, please contact Sue Patterson

    To read more about the policy and legislation that influences floodplain management within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please see our Policy and Legislative Resources Page

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      Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers
      463 Mill Street
      Danville, PA 17821

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