2020 KAMM Conference


2020 KAMM Virtual Conference Recap

September 22 – 23 , 2020 Annual Conference

September 21, 2020 – Preconference Workshops

Mitigation in a Virtual World

This year’s Annual Conference was virtual due to the pandemic.  We will host the 2021 conference in Pikeville.

Thank you for attending! 


KAMM Conference Presentations

Link to KAMM Presentations


Conference Certificates of Attendance

Please print your certificate by looking for your name (sorted by last name).  

Preconference Workshops Certificates

KAMM Annual Conference Certificates

Also print the KAMM 2020 certificate back side so that you can self-report.  

KAMM 2020 Conference Attendance Certificate – September 21 – 23

KAMM 2020 Conference certificate back side

Planners:  We have preapproval from KAPA.  For AICP credit, link to https://www.planning.org/events/eventmulti/9204918/.

CFMs:  A maximum of 12 Hours is available for the annual conference; additional hours for Preconference are available too.  As required by the ASFPM for a virtual conference, KAMM will submit the actual hours attended directly to ASFPM so that you automatically receive CECs.


Conference Speaker Agenda and Overview

Our conference speakers are lined up!  Our virtual conference is jam-packed with mitigation experts!  Our committee meetings are on Monday and the Regional meetings will occur Wednesday afternoon.  All times EDT. 

Link to our updated 2020 KAMM Conference agenda.  Link to abstracts and bios in the agenda.  

Link to our 2020 KAMM Conference Speaker Overview -Final rev 


Preconference Agenda – September 21

Our preconference day is a mix of virtual workshops and Committee meetings.  

Link to the updated Preconference Agenda

Link to Preconference Workshop Presentations:


2020 KAMM Sponsors!!  

We love our sponsor, link here to see who is sponsoring our association.  


KAMM’s 2020 Mitigation Manager of the Year!

Joe Sullivan, Louisville NWS

Joe has been a member of KAMM since our early days.  Joe has devoted the bulk of his career to working with partner agencies to improve communication of critical weather information for the protection of life and property in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation.  Joe is a Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Louisville NWS office.

Joe is the best outreach partner ever for KAMM, often providing NWS perspective in activities such as Silver Jackets and NWS Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors.  Joe’s suggested conference themes, 16 KAMMles, was seriously considered before we settled on KAMM in a Virtual World: Can’t Stop KAMM! 

Always ready to roll with the punches, Joe’s Thursday morning sessions at KAMM conferences have entertained attendees for years.  His delivery and preparation always impeccable; Joe embodies the KAMM Mitigation Manager of the Year like no other.


2019 KAMM Community Grant Overview

Our 2019 Community Mitigation Grant fundraising efforts funded two mitigation projects in 2020 in Perryville and Falmouth.

At the conference, Mario Sebastiani, Grant and Awards Committee Chair, provided an overview of the grant process and introduced the 2019 Grant Recipients. 

Thanks to Chief Andrew Young, Perryville Fire Department and Mike Moore, City of Falmouth for their presentations at the conference.  

2019 Community Grant Award Recipients

City of Perryville

Flood Awareness Equipment – KAMM’s grant of $850 provided funds for equipment such as barricades & flood warning signs to assist in helping to warn the public of high waters in an historic district of the city.

KAMM grant funding to the Perryville Fire Department: 5 plastic barricades, 4 Road Closed signs, and 4 directional arrow signs for diverting traffic. 

Falmouth Area Licking River Sweep

Cleanup 6-miles the Licking River:  KAMM’s grant provided funds for canoe rentals, gloves, and garbage bags to cleanup 6-miles the Licking River.

Link to the presentation slides for both Community Grant Awards – 

Community Grant Overview.


2020 Auction and Raffle Overview

Thanks to all the folks who contributed to the Monetary Raffle and to our Silent Auction!

With your help, we raised over $1,700 for the for the Community Grant Fund.

Check out our winners!

Raffle:  Carey Johnson won the Raffle for a $100 Kentucky Branded Gift Certificate. 

Silent Auction: Link to see who was the highest bidder!  KAMM_Silent_Auction_Final


KAMM Store

KAMM has a store!  We selected 25 items for the store inventory and you will have a hard time deciding what you want from the KAMM Store.

Conference Attendees received a Promo Code for $25 at the KAMM Store.

Check out the new KAMM Store!


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


KAMM Regional Representatives

  • Angela Herndon – Region I Representative
  • Sarah Taylor– Region II Representative
  • Alex VanPelt– Region III Representative
  • Katherine Osborne – Region IV Representative

Regions I and Region III were up for election this year.  Both Alex and Angela returned for another two years. Congrats to both!


2020 KAMM Regional Conference Reports

Following are the reports from each region that outlines regional concerns, training wish lists and how the region will move forward.  

Link to the Regional Reports: 

For more information, link to KAMM Regional Info.


2020 KAMM Committee Meeting Conference Reports

KAMM Committees met at the virtual conference on Preconference Day scheduled them back-to-back so members could participate in all four committees!  

Links to the Committee Reports:

For More info:  www.kymitigation.org/kamm-committees/ 



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.