2020 KAMM Conference

Save the Date!

Announcing 2020 KAMM Conference

Mitigation Reaches New Heights: KAMM in the Mountains 2020

September 22 – 24, 2020

September 21, 2020 – Preconference Workshops and Activities

Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville


Our Conference Location – Pikeville

Pikeville is located in the Appalachian Mountains, along the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River. The downtown area is built in a narrow valley in a bend of the Levisa Fork that was bypassed in 1987 with the completion of the Pikeville Cut-Through.

In September 2018, Pikeville’s City government was named 2018 KLC City Government of the Year by the Kentucky League of Cities.  This was the inaugural year for the award and was intended to recognize “a city that has done something transformational” demonstrates a city making a huge impact on its region.

Get to Know Pikeville

Link to Get to know Pikeville, click through the awesome brochure describing the area.   You’ll get to know about Pikeville’s history, the Pikeville Cut-Through, local events, restaurants, attractions and map!

Get to Know the Pikeville Cut-Through Project

Link to Get to know the Pikeville Cut-Through Project is a great U-Tube video.  The Cut-Through s a unique engineering feat that provides a shining example of cooperation among agencies on a federal, state and local level.

From 1973 to 1987, the Pikeville Cut-Through was constructed immediately west of downtown. The massive rock cut is one of the largest civil engineering projects in the western hemisphere, moving nearly 18,000,000 cubic yards of soil and rock.  The project alleviated traffic congestion in downtown and eliminated flooding by rerouting the Levisa Fork River.


Appalachian Wireless Arena

Our annual conference will take place in Eastern Kentucky as our first foray away from our State Resort Parks.  We are excited to announce that we will hold the conference in Pikeville at the Appalachian Wireless Arena.

Appalachian Wireless Arena is Eastern Kentucky’s center for culture, education and entertainment.  Appalachian Wireless Arena is the premier venue for entertainment and conferences and is in the heart of downtown Pikeville.  Appalachian Wireless Arena is located at 126 Main Street, Pikeville.


Conference Lodging

We reserved two hotels for the KAMM Conference and they are next door to each other in the heart of downtown Pikeville.  Guests will enjoy a quick walk to the Appalachian Wireless Center.

Link for Conference Lodging information.


2020 KAMM Conference Call for Abstracts

Mitigation Reaches New Heights: KAMM in the Mountains 2020

September 22 – 24, 2020 Annual Conference

September 21, 2020 – Preconference Workshops and Activities

Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville

We invite KAMM friends to take part in this year’s annual conference and preconference activities by submitting an abstract for the conference program.  If you are a local, regional, or federal official, an agency, a consultant, a KAMM member, or anyone else with an interest in mitigation, we invite you to be a part of our conference program. Please submit abstracts for the following session types.

Link to 2020 KAMM Conference Call for Abstracts


KAMM Conference Rates

  • $175 for KAMM members
  • $200 for Non-Members

Registration will open in early June!


KAMM will offer the CFM Exam

The CFM Exam will occur September 21, 2020

ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program Information

The ASFPM has established a national program for certifying floodplain managers. This program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhances the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain management professionals.

The role of the nation’s floodplain managers is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis on mitigation to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage, and a recognized need for professionals to adequately address these issues. This certification program will lay the foundation for ensuring that highly qualified individuals are available to meet the challenge of breaking the damage cycle and stopping its negative drain on the nation’s human, financial, and natural resources.

Links for More Information:


KAMM Board 2019 – 2021

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

  • Chair – Mike Greene
  • Vice-Chair – Esther White
  • Secretary – Nick Grinstead
  • Treasurer – Ben Conley
  • At-Large – Geni Jo Brawner

Mitigation Matters!  

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

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