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Georgia Association of Floodplain Management
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What GAFM help's protect

The formation of GAFM is the result of the concerted efforts of numerous individuals and organizations sharing a common desire to forward the cause of sound floodplain management. Membership in GAFM is open to all professionals, public and private entities, students and citizens interested in or involved in floodplain, watershed, stormwater, wetlands and hazard mitigation management and/or related disciplines within the State of Georgia.

GAFM News!!!


GAFM 11th Annual Technical Conference - Mountains to Shore:  Managing a Multitude of Risks

The 11th Annual GAFM conference will be held at Lanier Islands. This conference will focus on effective planning and education for sound floodplain management. Conference attendees will hear from subject matter experts from state, local and federal governments, and private sector consultants.

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GAFM 2017 membership and sponsorship registration is now open

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Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program

January 23-26, 2017
Georgia Sea Grant Center/Marine Extension
715 Bay St.
Brunswick, Georgia 30120

2016 - 2017 GAFM Board Members –




 CHAIR - Michael Blakley

 CENTRAL - Rebecca Cox

 REP 1 - Sean Roche

 VICE CHAIR - Kelen Shostak

 METRO - Ligia Negru

 REP 2 - Duane Demeritt

 TREASURER - Traci Brown

 NORTH - Kelia Kimbell

 REP 3 - Haydn Blaize

 SECRETARY - Shannon Brewer

 COASTAL - Tom McDonald

   EAST - Shari Medrick

 SOUTHWEST - Farhad Alifarhani


  • Community Rating System User Group (CRSUG) Meeting July 27th, 2016 at GA EPD.  East Tower. More details can be found here.


  • GA DNR Flood Response Toolkit, Floodplain Management Quick Guide and Videos - Georgia DFIRM


GAFM Newsletter - November 2015 PDF

ASFPM 2015 Atlanta - Conference Presentation and Conference Evaluation


Biggert-Waters 2012 - What Everyone Needs to Know - Check out this FEMA powerpoint presentation about and learn how it affects us all.

Listen to a Wall Street Journal article on Flood Insurance Rates Rising in Coastal Communities.

Watch the "Mitigation Policy Issues in New Jersey - Following Hurricane Sandy" presentation given by the GAFM NAI Committee and presented by Mr. John A. Miller given on August 8, 2013

Watch the new B/W 2012 video from H20 Partners!!!!!

New information from FEMA on the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, view the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 fact sheet and the FEMA NFIP Changes PowerPoint Presentation for more information.


Thanks to Our 2015 GAFM Sponsors!!!!!

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