2022 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

2022 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference AGENDA as of 7/29/22

LINK TO ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 

 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION
The Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference is an annual training developed to educate attendees on various aspects of floodplain management. The conference is intended to develop & expand the proficiency of floodplain management professionals throughout Ohio. Conference sessions are designed to provide local floodplain managers with information & skills necessary to implement effective floodplain management programs within their respective communities. This year’s conference theme, “Building Community Resiliency through Recovery” explores how to utilize post-disaster floodplain management to improve community resiliency & sustainability.

The conference is relevant for Floodplain Management Professionals including Floodplain Managers, Community Officials, Planners, Engineers, Building Officials, Emergency Managers, Federal/State/Local Government, private sector, & nonprofit interest groups.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

DATES Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO) Member Nonmember
Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 25, 2022 $250 $275
Wednesday (August 24, 2022) only $150 $165
Thursday (August 25, 2022) only $130 $145

Confirmations of conference registration &/or invoices will be submitted to the registrant automatically by email.  Conference registration fees may be paid by credit card, purchase order, check, money order, etc...  Registrants may pay conference fees within 30 days after the conference.  Registrant name badges & conference informational materials will be available for pick up at the conference registration desk.

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue │Columbus, OH 43235 │ Ph: 614-885-3334
The Standard Room rate is $109/night + tax.  Please indicate that you are attending the “OFMA Conference”.

 

AGENDA
Sessions & speakers are subject to change.  Conference information will continue to be updated at www.ofma.org .

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION & CREDITS

Twelve (12) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) (six credits/day) will be provided toward Certified Floodplain Manager accreditation through the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) for attendance by Certified Floodplain Managers.

12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours will be provided for Engineering & Surveying Professionals attending the conference.

The Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) has approved 8.0 credit hours for attendance at the conference for the following disciplines:  BI(8.0), BO(8.0), BPE(8.0), EPE(8.0), MPE(8.0), MI(8.0), MechPE(8.0), NRIUI(8.0), PI(8.0), PPE(8.0), RBI(8.0), RBO(8.0), RIUI(8.0), RMI(8.0), RPE(8.0) (Course Number BBS2022-600). Attendance certificates will be emailed to attendees within 30 days of the conference.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
To obtain a full refund of registration fees paid, cancellations must be submitted in writing to Alicia Silverio at alicia.silverio@dnr.ohio.gov by 4:00pm on Thursday, August 18, 2022.  This notice is necessary since OFMA must submit the number of conference attendees to the conference facility in advance of the event.  If a registrant is unable to attend the conference, they may send another individual in their place at no additional cost.  If this becomes necessary, please notify OFMA prior to the event & provide registration information for the alternate attendee.  If a registrant finds (after this deadline) they cannot attend the conference due to illness, OFMA may make exceptions at its sole discretion to the refund policy.  Registrants that are absent from the event without notice of cancellation, are responsible for payment of the registration fee.  The registrant will be billed & the registration fee will be due within thirty (30) days of the conference.  This policy has been updated due to COVID-19.

 

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Display space is available at the 2022 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference for the private sector, government agencies, & nonprofit organizations.  Please contact Jay Mosley at 419-344-0435 or jmosley@co.lucas.oh.us to obtain sponsorship information.

 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Alicia Silverio at 614-265-1006 or by email at alicia.silverio@dnr.ohio.gov.

 

CERTIFIED FLOODPLAIN MANAGER (CFM) PROGRAM & EXAMINATION
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has established the CFM as a national program for professional certification of floodplain managers.  The CFM Program is directed toward individuals from widely varying occupations, interests, & educational backgrounds who have routine floodplain management duties.  This includes community/state/federal officials, the private sector, academia, interest groups, & private citizens.  The program promotes continuing education & professional development to enhance the knowledge & performance of local, state, federal, & private sector floodplain managers.

The CFM Exam measures a person’s knowledge of a community’s responsibilities under the National Flood Insurance Program & related floodplain management topics.  To register for the exam & review the preparation materials, visit the GETTING CERTIFIED page on the ASFPM Website.  You must apply to ASFPM directly to take the CFM Exam.

OFMA will proctor the ONLINE CFM Exam at the Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington.  Registrants must bring a laptop computer to take the exam.

If you are interested in taking the CFM examination or would like additional information, please contact the ASPM Executive Office at (608) 828-3000 or visit the ASFPM website at https://www.floods.org/.

 

2022-2023 OFMA BOARD ELECTIONS
OFMA will be holding elections for Four (4) Member-at-Large positions at the 2022 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference.  Nominees may be any WMAO member in good standing.  To submit a nomination or for any questions regarding the OFMA elections, please contact Shawn Arden at sarden@emht.com.  Detailed elections information is posted at www.ofma.org.

 

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