May 2007, Robert Reed, P.E., CFM and Jerri Daniels, GISP, CFM became Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM). The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) established the national program for professional certification of floodplain managers. ASFPM began in 1977 as the supporting organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, and flood warning and recovery. It is the mission of the ASFPM to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. Today the ASFPM is the premier voice in floodplain management practice and policy throughout the nation. Our 6,500 national and chapter members represent local, state and federal government agencies, citizen groups, private consulting firms, academia, the insurance industry, and lenders. The ASFPM's influence is expressed through policy and practice changes that impact floodplain management in the U.S. and internationally.
The primary goal of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM Program) is to help reduce the nation's flood losses and protect and enhance the natural resources and functions of its floodplains by improving the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States. A second goal of the CFM Program is to increase the prominence of floodplain management in decision-making by local officials and the public. This certification is awarded by the ASFPM directly to individuals who apply and successfully pass the exam, demonstrating their knowledge of the basic national standards and programs of floodplain management. Visit www.floods.org for more information on the ASFPM.
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