2019 KAMM Conference

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KAMM’s 15th Anniversary! 

2019 KAMM Conference

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz

2019 KAMM Conference

KAMM XV: Celebrate the Past, Inspire the Future

September 16, Preconference Day Workshops, Activities & Welcome Fest

September 17 – 19,  Annual Conference 

KAMM celebrates 15 years.  Come Celebrate with Us!!


Oh, baby, we have Acronyms!  Link to our list KAMM Mitigation Acronyms.

KAMM’s Preconference Day

September 16, 2019

Preconference Day – Workshops, Activities & Welcome Fest

We have scheduled various free activities for you to do on our preconference day.  Workshops are offered in the morning and afternoon as well a dam tour and fun activities.  Our partners from the NWS, USGS, FEMA, USACE, and KDOW are providing workshops and their expertise in numerous venues.  We have a jammed-packed day of events kicking off our 15th Anniversary!

Link to the Preconference Day Workshop and Activities 

Download the Preconference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Our agenda this year is full of great sessions, education opportunities and the time to network.  We currently have over 47 sessions on the DRAFT agenda.

Keynote:   FEMA Region IV panel  – Understanding the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) and the Impact on Hazard Mitigation Assistance.  For more information on the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, link to FEMA’s DRRA webpage and to an explanation of BRIC.

Our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening socials include:

  • Welcome Fest – Grand Opening and Exhibits
  • Alonzo Pennington’s 9-piece band will rock us out at the Beach including a Volleyball Tournament.  Check out Alonzo, link to https://www.facebook.com/alonzopenningtonmusic/
  • Steve Noe at the Grill for the 15th year AND the annual Cornhole Tournament.

CEC/PDHs will be available attendees and CFMs and AICPs.

Download the 2019 KAMM Conference agenda draft 7 09 19.  We will continue to update this agenda, so check back.  We setup the agenda with direct hyperlinks to the presenter/s abstract and bio/s. 

Conference Registration Open!

Preconference Day is Free!  September 16.

Conference Fees:  September 17 – 19,  Annual Conference 

The conference registration fee is for September 17 – 19 (Tuesday AM – Thursday lunch) and will include continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks, conference materials, and the KAMM evening networking events.  

  • $175 for Members
  • $200 non-member

Conference Special:  Membership is based on a calendar year.  If you are not a member and want to pay for membership ($25) and conference fees ($175) together, then select Conference Special to pay for both ($200).

Group Payments:  Pay by Check is an easy way to pay for a Group.  If you would like to pay for a Group by Credit Card, please let us know and we will make arrangements with you.

Scholarships:  We are providing local officials who are a first-time conference attendee an opportunity to receive a conference scholarship (does not include lodging).  Eight scholarships are available, 2 per KAMM Region.  If you are interested in a scholarship, please send us a note at help@kymitigation.org.

Register for the Conference

We have two ways to register for the conference – by your payment method. Follow the links.

Conference Lodging

We have reserved various types of lodging (lodge rooms, suites, and cabins).  Link to Lodging  for information.

KAMM Board Nominations

2019 KAMM Board Elections – Submit a Nominee

KAMM Board positions are for two-years (2019 conference – 2021 conference).  KAMM Board Positions include the five executive roles:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • At-Large

Submit nominations by deadline, August 30, 2019.

To Learn More and to Submit, link to KAMM Board Nominations.

Regional Representatives – 2 Positions Open

Two Regional Representative positions are open for a two-year term in Regions II and IV.

KAMM members may serve as a Regional Representative and are nominated during KAMM Regional Meetings.

KAMM is divided into four regions.  Find your region by linking to the Link to the KAMM regions 2019.  For a description of the Regional Representatives specific counties in the region, link to KAMM Regional Representatives.

Link to a Summary of the Board Responsibilities KAMM Board Description.

2019 KAMM Mitigation Awards Nomination Announcement

KAMM is pleased to announce that it is receiving nominations for the 2019 KAMM Mitigation Awards!  Do you know an individual, a representative of a community or agency, or a project that exemplifies mitigation?  If so, please nominate them for an award.

KAMM will recognize a Mitigation Manager of the Year and a Mitigation Project of the Year.

The 2019 Award Winners will receive:

  • Recognition at the 2019 Annual Conference
  • A 2019 Award Plaque
  • A complimentary 2020 KAMM conference registration
  • An opportunity to present at the 2020 KAMM conference

Submit nominations by deadline, August 30, 2019

To Learn More and to Submit, link to Awards Nomination.  

KAMM Silent Auction

Be sure to check out the Silent Auction during registration or at the Exhibits Grand Opening and KAMM Welcome Fest.  To donate, link to the Silent Auction.  We appreciate all donations, large and small!

Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam

1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has established a national program for professional certification of floodplain managers.  The program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal and private sector floodplain managers.  The ASFPM CFM Program is directed toward individuals from widely varying occupations, interests, and educational backgrounds who have routine floodplain management duties.  This includes representatives from the following groups: community/state/federal officials, the private sector, academia, interest groups, and private citizens.

Application to Take the Exam:  To take the CFM exam, you must be registered through the ASFPM and pay a fee to take the CFM Exam.  Visit the ASFPM website (www.floods.org) for details or link directly To Apply for ASFPM CFM Certification.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Maps and Information links

Mitigation Matters!  

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

Don’t forget to join the KAMM group on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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