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FEMA Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Course Code: L-273

High water signage on flooded streetCourse Description: This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Why take this course: This course is offered a few times a year at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. Through assistance from FEMA Region III, MDE and the DNR's Chesapeake & Coastal Service, this course is being offered on the Eastern Shore to provide local jurisdictions with the training needed to maintain a strong floodplain management program in their community. This course is excellent preparation for the Certified Floodplain Manager Exam.


Jon Janowicz, Chief, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region III
Molly Kaput, Mitigation Planning Specialist, FEMA Region III
Katie Lipiecki, Senior Mitigation Planning Specialist, FEMA Region III
Rich Sobota, Insurance Specialist, FEMA Region III
Kevin Wagner, Natural Resources Planner, MDE

Target Audience: Local government officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances (ex. planners, code enforcement officers, building officials, etc) are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those with limited floodplain management experience.

Location: Chesapeake Community College, Wye Mills, MD

Date:  July 14-17, 2014  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
This is a 4 Day course. Registration is for all 4 days.

July 18, 2014 Optional CFM Exam
For specific instructions for the CFM exam CLICK HERE

Participant Responsibility: Travel & 2 lunches

For more information about the course CLICK HERE

Questions: Contact Kevin Wagner by phone 301 689 1495 or email

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Reserve
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
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580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis MD 21401

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