Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers

2022 MnAFPM Conference Recap
Thank you for attending the 2022 conference in Duluth! We hope you enjoyed the trainings, tour, technical sessions, plenaries and other learning and networking opportunities!

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Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs

Continuing Education Credits are self-reported. You may use this to document CEC FORM CEC’s earned at the conference.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for PEs

Professional Development Hours are self-reported. You may use this PDH FORM to document PDH's earned at the conference.

2023 Conference - Save the Date

MnAFPM - Moorhead, MN. Anticipated early November 2023.

2022 Conference Sponsors

We had great representation from all of our great sponsors, and wish to thank them for their continued support!

Miscellaneous Recap

Minnesota Attendees - Interested in Joining the Conference Committee? For those interested in joining the conference planning committee, please email info@mnafpm.org.

Conference presentations are available to view.

A list of conference attendees/MnAFPM members is available

2022 Award Winners

At the conclusion of the conference, we recognize this year's award winners. Congrats to all!

MnAFPM - Lisa Buchli Floodplain Manager of the Year Award

Alexa Ducioame, Water Resources Engineer - Moore Engineering, Inc.

MnAFPM - Project of the Year Award

Pine River Dam Removal and Rock Riffle Installation Project - City of Pine River, Bolton & Menk, MN DNR

Speaker Awards:

The 2022 conference was graced with many great speakers. The top two speakers, as selected by conference participants, received the much-coveted speaker trophies custom made by MnAFPM’s own Chuck Hubbard.

  • Katy Thompson, Young Environmental - No-Rise Certifications vs. No-Impact: The Cumulative Impacts of No-Rise Floodplain Development

  • Zach McEachran, NWS-NCRFC - Statistical Forecasting Approaches for the Rainy River Basin

Joe Waln awarding to Alexa Ducioame

Travis Kluthe awarding to Brent Johnson on behalf of the City of Pine River and Bolton & Menk

Zach McEachran and Katy Thompson

Strengthening Coastal Communities Resilience Challenge

ASFPM and its partners – the American Planning Association, Coastal States Organization, and Great Lakes Sea Grant Network via Wisconsin Sea Grant – have designed the Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge to help communities develop policies and plans to improve their community’s resilience to coastal flooding, while building their knowledge and understanding of the tools available to assist them.

The Challenge invites U.S. Great Lakes coastal communities with populations of less than 250,000 from NOAA-defined coastal shoreline counties to form multidisciplinary teams to apply to join a one-year technical assistance program. Participating communities will leave the program with:

  • One coastal flooding vulnerability self-assessment,

  • A set of planning scenarios,

  • At least one identified natural or nature-based project for implementation,

  • One action plan,

  • At least two identified potential funding source(s) to support its implementation,

  • Access to a regional community of practice, and

  • Improved hard and soft skills around coastal resilience.