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2020 MnAFPM Conference

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November 18-20 2020, Duluth, MN

The 2020 conference of the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM) will convene in November 2020 at the Duluth Holiday Inn. Annual conference attendees consist of federal, state and local government officials, planners, engineers, consultants, researchers, educators, watershed organizations, realtors, appraisers, and insurance agents.

The conference agenda will focus on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater, dams and levees, planning and preparedness, and restoration and protection strategies. Participants can take the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam, go on a field tour, and attend training sessions and presentations. The conference will also include vendor exhibits and networking opportunities.

Conference Registration Desk

  • Wednesday 11:00 am -- 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am -- 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am -- 12:30 pm

CFM Exam

The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam will be offered on Friday morning.

To apply to take the exam you must:

  1. Fill out the exam application found on the ASFPM website under "Certification Program". www.floods.org
  2. Pay the exam registration fee to ASFPM.

Start the exam application process at least three weeks in advance of the exam date (Oct 25). It is recommended to take the one-day National Floodplain Basics review training offered on Wednesday of the conference.

Go to www.floods.org for more information and to down-load the application and FEMA publication 480, “Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials.”

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday 11/18

7:30 am - 6:30 pm -- Registration/Check-in

8:00 am - 4:30 pm -- Training:

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm -- Field Tour (lunch included)

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm -- Training:

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm -- MnAFPM Business Meeting

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm -- Exhibitor Reception

Thursday 11/19

Continental Breakfast at Hotel

7:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Registration/Check-in

8:00 am - 8:15 am -- Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 am - 9:45 pm -- Plenary A:

9:45 am - 10:00 am -- Break in Exhibit Area

10:00 am - 11:30 am -- Concurrent Sessions 1

Concurrent Session 1A:

Concurrent Session 1B:

11:30 am - 1:00 pm -- Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -- Plenary B:

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm -- Break in Exhibit Area

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions 2

Concurrent Session 2A:

Concurrent Session 2B:

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Exhibitors break down

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm -- Closing Remarks, Prize Drawings and Awards

Friday 11/20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Certified Floodplain Managers Exam

IN THIS SECTION

Conference Planning Committee

Chair: Matt Bauman, MnDNR

Past Chair: Jennifer Nelson, HSEM

Andrea Crabtree, City of Moorhead

Chris Helland, TKDA

Joe Waln, Barr Engineering

Jonathan Jonson, Atkins

Jordan Thole, Bolton & Menk

Justin Klabo, AE2S

Katy Thompson, Young Environmental

Krysta Reuter, Minnesota Judicial Branch

Lisa Odens, Houston Engineering

Matthew Bauman, MnDNR

Riley Mondloch, SEH

Roberta Cronquist, Bolton & Menk

Travis Kluthe, Bridge & Stream Engineering

Josh Accola, AECOM

Future Conference Locations

2021 TBD

2022 TBD