Conference Agenda

NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT (NJAFM)

14TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 23, 24 & 25, 2018
BALLYS ATLANTIC CITY

AGENDA
[FINAL 10.1.2018]

TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM                           Pre-Conference Training: Fundamentals of                                                                            Floodplain Management

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Cracker Barrel

Participate in our technical consulting session with featured speakers from federal, state and local agencies. Food and beverages will be provided.

Discussion topics (list will be finalized based on confirmed participants):

* FLOOD MAPPING                                  

* CERTIFIED FLOODPLAIN MANAGER (CFM) PROGRAM

* FEMA REGION II                         

* FLOOD INSURANCE                                                     

* WATER RESOURCES/FLOOD MODELING         

* COASTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

* ELEVATING RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES

* FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCES & REGULATIONS

* COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS)

* UCC/CODE ENFORCEMENT   

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018

8:00 AM
Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM
Conference Welcome: Mike Graham & Mark Mauriello, NJAFM Conference Co-Chairs

9:10 AM
Opening Remarks: Andrew Banff, CFM, NJAFM Chair

9:15 AM
Keynote Speaker – Edgar Westerhof, National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency for North America, Arcadis

The Importance of Mitigation as a Floodplain Management Tool in New Jersey

Edgar Westerhof is Arcadis’ National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency for North America. Edgar is a water consultant with 18 years of experience in integrated urban water management. He has a deep understanding of urban and industrial flood proofing concepts, infrastructure planning and design, sustainable urban water management and waterfront development and international water management concepts. Edgar was leading the ARCADIS participation in the international HUD Rebuild by Design competition, including the winning BIG U – Waterfront Resiliency Plan of Manhattan. Edgar functions as the climate change adaptation specialist regarding integrated and multi-layered coastal waterfront and urban water management strategies. He bridges the understanding on water management between the Netherlands and the US and plays a key role in the identification and implementation of our local and international flood proofing expertise. As the Flood Risk & Resiliency Lead, Edgar is the Rockefeller Foundation 100RC participation lead for North America and involved in strategic initiatives regarding climate change adaptation and water resiliency concepts. Edgar has given master classes on resilience and climate adaptation at University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Harvard and functions as press spokesperson on climate adaptation in the US and the Netherlands.

10:15 AM
Conference Exhibits, Light Refreshments

10: 45 AM
Concurrent Technical Session 1
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12:00 PM
NJAFM Awards Luncheon – Mike Graham, MC

NJAFM Awards/Community Rating System (CRS) Awards     

2:00 PM
Concurrent Technical Session 2
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3:15 PM
Conference Exhibits, Light Refreshments

3:45 PM
Plenary Session 1:
Houston Response to Hurricane Harvey Devastation:  Progressive Planning for Future Extremes

Jamila C. Johnson, PE, CFM,
Infrastructure Policy Manager
Governmental Relations Office, Houston Public Works

Sam Brody, MS, PhD
Director of Center for Texas Beaches and Shores
Professor Department of Marine Sciences
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Moderator:
Tom Little
Vice President
SmartVent

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Exhibitor Social Networking Event

Don’t miss our social networking event! Unwind and enjoy premium food and beverages while you network, build relationships and compare notes with exhibitors, colleagues and fellow floodplain managers.
Announcement of Auction Winners – Proceeds to fund scholarships for NJAFM members to attend the ASFPM national conference

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2018

8:00 AM
 Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Members Meeting

9:00 AM
Day 2 Opening Remarks: Jim Watt, CFM, NJAFM Vice-Chair

9:15 AM

Plenary Session 2:
Flood Mitigation through Enhanced Building Design and Construction Standards

Manny Perotin PE, CFM
Senior Project Manager
CDM Smith

William Coulbourne, PE
Coulbourne Consulting

Christopher Jones, PE
Christopher Jones and Associates

Moderator:
Mike Moriarty
Director
FEMA Region II Mitigation Division

 10:30 AM
Conference Exhibits, Light Refreshments

11:00 PM
Concurrent Technical Session 3
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12:15 PM
 Luncheon with Speaker: David Stearrett, Director, FEMA Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate

David serves as the Director of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA). In his role as the Flood Insurance Advocate, he leads the OFIA in advocating for the fair treatment of policyholders and property owners by providing education and guidance on all aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), identifying trends affecting the public, and making recommendations for program improvements to senior FEMA leadership. Under his leadership, the OFIA serves as a catalyst to bring the customer perspective to FIMA’s program conversations and support a broader customer-centric focus in FIMA.

Status Update on FEMA’s New Jersey Coastal Hazard Study:
Andrew Martin, CFM, Chief, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region II

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Ethics Training for Professional Engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers:  Free with conference registration

 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam *

*Must register in advance through the Association of State Floodplain Managers, www.floods.org