Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers
The Mapping and Technical Committee is chaired by Zach Ranstead (ZRanstead@tandmassociates.com). 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
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:
If interested in helping with the 2023 Conference Planning, please contact Donna Newell
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)
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.