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2013 Conference / Training Schedule
Date Training Information
March 11 - 14, 2013 8th Annual Georgia Association of Floodplain Management Conference
"It's Raining Again....."

When: March 11 - 14, 2013
Where: Lake Lanier Island Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands, GA 30518
March 18 - 21, 2013 L273 Course being offered at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge in Guntersville, Alabama.

CFM Exam to be given on Friday March 22, 2013

For more information please contact:
James K. Meredith, CFM
NFIP State Coordinator, State of Alabama
E-Mail: ken.meredith@adeca.alabama.gov
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Drawer 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690
Office: (334) 353-0853
Fax: (334) 242-0776

Information on Lake Guntersville State Park: http://www.alapark.com/lakeguntersville/
Various Dates in March Free Webinars for Insurance Agents and Lenders.

When: Various Date in March 2013
Where: Online NFIP Training by H2O Partners.

This training is useful to floodplain mangers by providing insight to the Biggert Waters Act and what process other agencies require to rate a structure. Each session is credited 1 CFM CEC.
April 1 - 4, 2013 L273 Course being offered at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia

CFM Exam to be given on Friday April 5, 2013

When: April 1 - 4, 2013
Where: The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029
June 21, 2013 Georgia's Coastal Flood Damage Prevention Model Ordinance Training

When: June 21, 2013
Where: City of Savannah's Civic Center

Mr. Tom Tkacs, with GA. DNR, will instruct a technical workshop of the Georgia's Coastal Flood Damage Prevention Model Ordinance on June 21st from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the City of Savannah's Civic Center. Mr. Tkacs will explain construction requirements and how to implement the model ordinance section by section. Also, Tom will highlight what documentation GA DNR needs during a Community Assistance Visit (CAV). The training is designed to help local jurisdictions understand the ordinance before they are required to update in August due to the new DFIRMs. Tom does ask that you review and certify you ordinances. I encourage local jurisdictions to bring their current ordinances to make notes on what word changes are needed and write margin notes clarifying wording.

The training is free, but please email me back if you plan to attend.

Sign in at 7:45
Start at class at 8:00AM
Break at 10AM for 20 min
Resume class at 10:20 AM
Finish up at 12.

This technical workshop qualifies for 3.5 CFM CEC

Thank you,
Tom McDonald, CFM
Coastal Region Representative

Thomas Tkacs, P.E.
Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
Watershed Protection Branch
NonPoint Source Program
Floodplain Management Unit
404.675.1685 (v)
404.675.6245 (f)

June 28, 2013 CRS Changes to the New Manual Workshop

When: June 28, 2013
Where: Development Services Office, 5515 Abercorn, Savannah, GA 31402

Ms. Sue Hopfensperger (ISO) has arranged to instruct the CRS Changes to the New Manual Workshop on Friday June 28th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. I have reserved the Conference Room located at Development Services Office, 5515 Abercorn St., Savannah GA 31402, to host the workshop. However, the room holds only 14 people.

Please let me know if you plan to attend. If the attendance is higher than 14, which is great, I will locate the workshop to a larger location.

Thank you,
Tom McDonald, CFM
GAFM Coastal Region Rep.
Tom Mcdonald E-mail
Phone: 912-651-6530 ext 1895

Michael Blakely
GAFM At- Large Rep.
Michael Blakely E-mail
Phone: 912-652-7814

Sue K. Hopfensperger, CFM
Sue Hopfensperger E-mail
Phone: 904-415-1692

September 6, 2013 Elevation Certificate Training

When: September 6, 2013
Where: City of Pooler Conference Room, 100 SW Highway 80, Pooler, GA 31322
September 25 or 26, 2013 GAFM Central and Southwest Regional Training

When: September 25 or 26, 2013
Where: September 25th: Flint RiverQuarium, 101 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701 or
            September 26th: Houston County Government Bldg. (Top Floor) Suite 306,
            801 MainStreet, Perry, GA 31069

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