Course Announcement - Floodplain Management Planning Workshop - 3/7 and 3/9

The Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) will be presenting a one day workshop on CRS Activity 510 – Floodplain Management Planning.  The CRS program recognizes that communities with comprehensive floodplain or hazard mitigation plans address their floodplain problems more effectively. The objective of floodplain management or hazard mitigation planning is to provide a program of activities that will best tackle the communities’ vulnerability to the hazard(s) and meet other community needs. In addition, FEMA requires a multi-hazard mitigation plan as a prerequisite for a project grant from Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP). It is the objective of this workshop to provide guidance on plan preparation that is most effective in receiving CRS points through an experienced reviewer and through the State’s perspective.  

Who should Attend?
  • Local floodplain administrators responsible for administering the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP),
  • Emergency Managers
  • Regional Planners
  • CRS coordinators who want to learn more about the CRS program
  • Consulting engineers that assist local communities with stormwater or floodplain management issues.  
  • Local government officials interested in how your community can plan for hazards
  • Anyone inside or outside Colorado who is interested in the CRS
Please note that you need not be a CASFM member to attend.

Workshop Dates and Locations
Dates - Monday March 7th, Southwest Weld Service Center, 4209 Weld County Road 24.5, Longmont, CO 80504          
Dates - Wednesday, March 9th, Fire Station #8 Community Room, 3737 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO  80907

Registration Information
Please register on the CASFM website:

If you plan to attend, make sure to register no later than Friday, February 25, 2011.
Attendance is limited to 45 pp venue.

  • The cost of the workshop is $10 and will include refreshments.
  • Fees will be collected at the door starting at 8:00 am. Receipts will be available upon request.
  • Workshop will begin at 8:30 am
  • Lunch is on your own
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) core continuing education credits will be offered.

Presenters at the workshop include the following 
  • Sherry  Harper – ISO Technical Review Specialist
  • Marilyn Gally  – Colorado Division of Emergency Management
Topics to be presented include
  • CRS Basics: Goals, Activities, Colorado Statistics
  • CRS Activity 510: Overview
  • Floodplain Management Planning
  • Repetitive Loss Area Analysis
  • Role of CDEM (Colorado Department of Emergency Management) in the mitigation planning process
  • Why the planning process should include both Floodplain Managers and Emergency Management
  • Plan approval roles from CDEM, FEMA and ISO 
  • Plan updates and maintenance
  • Comparison of regional and individual community plans
  • Comparison of hazard mitigation plans prepared for grant applications and plans prepared for CRS credit