2017 KAMM Conference Info


2017 KAMM Annual Conference

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park – Gilbertsville, KY

“KAMM i am…”

August 28, Pre-conference Workshops and Activities 

August 29 – 31 Annual Conference

Scroll down to see Registration Options.  … early conference registration ends August 16

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Our Conference Theme

“KAMM i am…”

While brainstorming the conference theme, we embraced the concept that “KAMM i am” can mean many things.  “I” can mean integration such as integrated water resources or resilience approaches,  “A” could be adaptation; such as adapting to a changing world or a local community adapting a program, and “M” is and always will be mitigation. 

i am” can also mean so many more things; things like, “I am the floodplain coordinator/zoning official/GIS specialist/city manager…or, I am an engineer, or I am in over my head…”. 

At the conference, we will hear success stories so our mitigation community can be successful by integrating, adapting, and mitigating at the local level.  


Conference Lodging – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park & Econo-Lodge

We reserved lodge rooms and various sized cabins.  Lodging and prices: info on lodging.  


Conference Overview

The Conference this year has several presentations and workshops catering to mitigation managers at many skill levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Some examples of beginner presentations include ‘So I’m the Floodplain Coordinator, Now What?’, ‘Best Practices for Hazard Mitigation Planning’, and ‘Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants’.  Examples of Intermediate presentations include ‘FEMA HMGP Acquisitions & the NFIP’, ‘Landslides in Kentucky: Mapping, Modeling, and Collaborating’, and ‘Using ICC (Increased Cost of Compliance) Funds for Mitigation’.  

These presentations and workshops are being conducted by a wide range of individuals and organizations, so this is a great opportunity to interact with people from other agencies and communities.  Some of these agencies include the KY Division of Water, KY Emergency Management, KY Department for Local Government, FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service, local officials, and more.



Pre-conference Agenda 

Pre-conference activities are free, we just need you to register.  Link to the Pre-conference Day agenda BEFORE you register!  

August 28, Monday

  • High Water Mark Training:  An Initiative to Record Flood Elevations on a Local Level – USGS and KDOW – great for emergency managers
  • What to Expect When You’re Constructing: KDOW Regulatory Workshop – KDOW
  • KAMM Annual Golf Scramble
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam
  • Centralized Elevation Certificate Review and the CRS Workshop – ISO – a must for CRS Coordinators
  • NWS SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – NWS
  • KAMM Bicycle Ride
  • Exhibits Grand Opening and KAMM Welcome Fest


Annual KAMM Conference Agenda

See the Conference Agenda for a full breakdown of the presentations and workshops being offered this year.

Link to a detailed agenda: KAMM Conference Agenda 

Conference Agenda Summary 

August 29, Tuesday

  • KAMM Award
  • Hear from KAMM Board Nominees
  • Mapping Station: Open at Tuesday and Wednesday in the afternoon, by appointment
  • KAMM Committees –  Link to overview of KAMM’s committees

August 30 Wednesday

  • Plenary – Kentucky Silver Jackets
  • 4-Hour Workshop – Using the FEMA Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) Workshop; Mark Vieira, FEMA RIV
  • KAMM Regional meetings. Link to KAMM’s four regions 
  • Mapping Station  – Open at various times, by appointment
  • Final Ballots due for KAMM Board Elections

August 31, Thursday

  • Plenary – After the Storm – The Migration of NWS Damage Surveys into the GIS World; Joe Sullivan, NWS
  • Plenary – Transformative Integration at the Kentucky Geological Survey: Providing Better Support for Natural Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency; William Andrews and Bill Haneberg, KGS


Conference Registration is Open

Conference Registration Fees … $175 for Members; $200 non-member.  Haven’t paid KAMM individual membership dues yet?   Select “Conference Special” and pay for both at the same time, $200 ($25 membership + $175 conference).  Early conference discount ends August 14.  The conference registration fee is for August 29 – 31 (Tuesday AM – Thursday lunch) and includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks, conference materials, and the KAMM evening networking events.  

Two Ways to register for the Conference – according to your Payment Method:  Check or Credit Card.   Follow the appropriate payment link below to register.


Pay By Check Registration

Link to: Register Pay by Check

Want to Make a Group Payment?  Pay by Check is an easy way to pay for ‘group payments’.  Please list all of the group members in the comments so that we will know who is in your group.  Each attendee will need to register separately and select “Group Payment – Pay by Check” as the Payment Registration.

Want to use Sponsor Passes or Scholarship?  Select the appropriate checkbox on the Payment Registration.


Pay by Credit Card (PayPal) Registration

Link to: Register Pay by Credit Card








KAMM mailing address: KAMM, PO Box 1016, Frankfort, KY 40602-1016.  

Have questions, contact us at help@kymitigation.org.