2019 KAMM Conference


Save the Date!

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, Pre-conference Day Workshops and Activities

September 17 – 19,  Annual Conference 


KAMM celebrates 15 years as an association.  Come Celebrate with Us!! 


Conference Rates:  For planning purposes, the cost of the conference is $175 for members, $200 for non-members.  Registration to open in late May.  See lodging info below. 


Conference Lodging

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


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.  Has your community implemented a successful mitigation project?  Is there an exemplary leader who is promoting resiliency through mitigation?  Have you observed partnerships or collaborations that strengthened mitigation in your community?  Nominate them!  These efforts deserve recognition, and KAMM wants to share the success stories that might otherwise go unacknowledged.  The nominee may be a successful strategy, project, or program, or individual who has made a positive impact within a community or an agency working to promote the benefits of hazard mitigation.  

The 2019 Award Winners will receive:

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

Submit nominations by deadline, August 30, 2019

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!  


KAMM’s Preconference Day so far ……

September 16, 2019

Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE)  Workshop                                               

Presenter:  Mark Vieira, FEMA RIV

This workshop is a must for anyone who has provides local damage assessments.  The Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) tool was developed by FEMA to assist State and local officials in determining substantial damage for residential and non-residential structures.  The SDE tool can be used to assess flood, wind, wildfire, seismic, and other forms of damage.  It helps communities provide timely substantial damage determinations so that reconstruction can begin following a disaster.


NFIP 101: An Introduction to Floodplain Management                                                                                                                

Presenter:  Alex VanPelt, KDOW

An overview of the NFIP including the history of floodplain management, what the NFIP is, program goals, development requirements, state and local management, floodplain maps, documentation, and tools.


KAMM Annual Golf Scramble

11:30 am

Ben Conley, Coordinator

We have planned an exciting day of golf in a 2-man scramble format at the Lake Barkley “Boots Randolph” Golf Course.


Kentucky and Lake Barkley Dam Tour    

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Marilyn Thomas, Coordinator


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.


Take a Hike!

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Sarah Taylor, Coordinator

KAMM invites you to go on a leisurely walk or a hike as a preconference event.  Bring your hiking boots and a hat!  We will leave the conference center at 4:30 for a hike along the Blue Springs Trail (1.5 miles).  KAMM will have water and bug spray waiting for your adventure.  This trail leads to the Little River Annex and has a wildlife viewing area near the lake.


Lake Barkley State Resort Park Maps and Information links



Time to Renew KAMM Membership

Join KAMM for 2019!  Link to Join KAMM.  









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

Have questions, contact us at help@kymitigation.org.  Don’t forget to join the KAMM group on LinkedIn and Facebook.