Conference Agenda


OCTOBER 15, 16 & 17, 2019



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

3:00 – 5:00 PM                                  Exhibitor Booth Set-up

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Cracker Barrel – SPONSORED BY PS&S

Participate in our technical consulting session with featured speakers from federal, state and local agencies. Food and beverages will be provided. Discussion topics include (list will be finalized based on confirmed participants):
  • Flood Mapping
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program
  • FEMA Region II
  • Flood Insurance
  • Coastal Vulnerability Assessments
  • Elevating Residential Structures
  • Floodplain Ordinances
  • Community Rating System (CRS)
  • UCC/Code Enforcement
  • NJDEP Land Use Regulations
  • Floodproofing
  • Natural Resource Restoration


    8:00 AM                                            Registration   |   Exhibits   |   Continental Breakfast

    9:00 AM                                            Conference Welcome

    Mike Graham  |  Mark Mauriello
    NJAFM Conference Co-Chairs

    9:10 AM                                            Opening Remarks

    Craig Wenger, CFM
    NJAFM Chairs

    9:15 AM                                            Plenary Session I – Increasing our Resilience to Urban Flooding

    This session, which is part of the Larry Larson Speaker Series sponsored by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, will feature a panel discussion among national flood policy experts on the issue of urban flood hazards and mitigation strategies. The session will build on the outcomes of the Foundation’s 6th Assembly of the Gilbert White National Flood Policy Forum held in Washington DC in March 2019.

    10:30 AM                                          Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments

    11:00 AM                                          Concurrent Technical Session I

    12:15 PM                                          Keynote Luncheon  |   W. Craig Fugate

    W. Craig Fugate served as FEMA administrator from May 2008 to January 2017. During his tenure, he led the agency through more than 500 presidentially declared major disasters. He also guided U.S. assistance in international disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the Fukushima radiological incident in Japan. Beginning in 1987, he served for 10 years as a County emergency manager in Florida before moving up to the state level as Deputy Director for the Florida Emergency Management Division and then became Director in 2001 under Florida Governor Jeb Bush. As director, he coordinated the state’s response to Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, and Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

    2:00 PM                                            Concurrent Technical Session II

    3:15 PM                                            Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments

    3:45 PM                                            Concurrent Technical Session III

    5:00 – 7:00 PM                                 Exhibitor Social Networking Event
    FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Awards

    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.

    Also, help us recognize and applaud the accomplishments of this year’s Community Rating System (CRS) award winners, for enhancing community safety and preparedness, while reducing premium costs for flood insurance policy holders.

    THURSDAY  OCTOBER 17, 2019

    8:00 AM                                            Registration   |   Exhibits   |   Continental Breakfast

    8:00 – 9:00 AM                                  NJAFM Members Meeting

    9:00 AM                                            Day 2 – Opening Remarks

    Vince Mazzei
    NJAFM Vice-Chair

    9:15 AM                                            Plenary Session II: Connecting the Dots of Floodplain Management

    This moderated panel discussion will focus on cross-sector floodplain and stormwater management challenges and solutions, with an emphasis on efficient, collaborative and cost-effective strategies.

    Andrew Kricun, PE, Executive Director/Chief Engineer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

    Caleb Stratton, AICP, CFM, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Hoboken

    Elizabeth Treadway, Principal Program Manager, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions

    Moderator: Vince Mazzei, PE, Manager, NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation/ NJAFM Vice-Chair

    10:30 AM                                          Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments

    11:00 AM                                          Concurrent Technical Session IV

    12:15 PM                                          NJAFM Awards Luncheon

    ASFPM Foundation Presentation
    NJAFM Awards

    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 Managers (CFM) Exam

    ** Must register in advance through the Association of State Floodplain Managers