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Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers

Mapping and Technical


  • Promote development of accurate, detailed floodplain studies
  • Develop a white paper on the accuracy of mapping in Pennsylvania
  • Integrate a stormwater committee into PAFPM

For more information, please contact Cleighton Smith  

Education and Outreach


  • Establish a credible digital presence, including a website, a PAFPM email account, and use social media outlets
  • Create a process where by which current members can easily distribute all training and Annual Conference information/materials to colleagues
  • Develop promotional material for booth and trade shows
  • Develop a quarterly PAFPM newsletter

Current Initiatives:

  • Webinars
  • 2020 Conference Planning
  • Mentorship Program/FPM Start Right Guide

For more information, please contact Josh Lippert

Policy and Legislative


  1. Promote development of policies that protect communities, the life and property of citizens, and that represent best practices for floodplain management within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  2. Disseminate information on current legislative actions and policy updates at the national and state level to the members.


  1. Keep abreast of legislative actions and proposals at the state and federal levels. 
  2. Advocate for legislative change within the context of PAFPM’s Mission.
  3. Create an Annual Workplan that includes achievable policy goals.
  4.  Establish a protocol for taking positions on policy including member input.

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



  • Increase membership through use of newsletters, the annual conference, trainings, and networking
  • Provide valuable services to current and potential members, including earning CFM credits through free webinars and discounted annual conferences fees

For more information, please contact 

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

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