OFMA Award Nominees Sought!

During the annual Floodplain Management Conference, Ohio Floodplain Management Association (OFMA) recognizes communities, individuals, and agency partners that help promote the best practices in floodplain management. OFMA needs your help to identify communities and clients who demonstrate leadership for floodplain management or implement innovative projects and activities to reduce flood risk. We encourage you to nominate deserving peers and projects. Selected nominees will be recognized at the 2023 Floodplain Management Conference. The OFMA award categories are:

Floodplain Administrator of the Year

Designed to honor an individual who is a role model and inspiration because of their contributions to an outstanding local program for comprehensive floodplain management. The nominee must be employed by a county, city, or village as a local floodplain manager.

Innovation in Floodplain Management

Awarded to those demonstrating creative approaches for achieving flood loss reduction, stewardship of floodplain resources and functions, resiliency in the face of disasters in their communities or the state. The nominee may be an individual, organization, public or private sector, government agency, regional agency, or academic institution that is currently working or contributing to active water resource management programs or projects.

Most Valuable Contribution to Floodplain Management

A tribute to Peter G. Finke for his distinguished service and leadership in the formation of Ohio’s Floodplain Management Program. It is considered for those who have extensive service (over the course of a career) and have improved the quality of life for all Ohioans through better water resource management. Consideration may be given to individuals working in floodplain management, stormwater management, coastal management, or the natural benefit and function of floodplains. The recipient will be selected based upon their outstanding contribution to the multifaceted aspects of floodplain management.


The nomination form and information on where to submit will be released soon. Please direct any questions or suggestions to:

Duane Matlack

OFMA Awards & Scholarship Committee Lead
Delaware County Code Compliance
50 Channing Street
Delaware, OH 43015
P: 740-833-2200

THANK YOU for your time and consideration of the deserving individuals, agencies, organizations and programs working to achieve the best practical water resource management across Ohio.

The OFMA nomination process is simple. Basic information about the nominees’ merit and accomplishments, their contact information, and your relationship/perspective (concerning the nominee’s worthiness) are what we need. Please consider completing a nomination form and providing brief supporting material to help the Award Committee to select the most deserving nominee.

OFMA Awards Nomination Form 2023

OFMA Awards Information 2023

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