2020 KAMM Virtual Conference Presentations

2020 KAMM Virtual Conference

Mitigation in a Virtual World – Can’t Stop KAMM!

September 21, 2020 – Preconference Sessions and Workshops 

September 22 – 23, 2020 Annual Conference


Monday, September 21, 2020

Link to Preconference AgendaKAMM Preconference Agenda. Includes abstract and bio links

Links to Workshop Presentations

NFIP 101 An Intro to Floodplain Management Workshop – Alex VanPelt

3-Hour KDOW Workshop Presentation 


Substantial Damage – the How-To for Local Floodplain Managers Workshop – Patricia Smithline and Alex VanPelt 

2-Hour FEMA and KDOW Workshop Presentation 


Tuesday September 22, 2020

Link to Conference Agenda – 2020 KAMM Conference agenda Final. Includes abstract and bio links

Link to presentations

KAMM Welcome & Conference Virtual Overview – Presentation 

Esther White, KAMM Vice Chair


Welcome KAMM State of the Union – Presentation 

Mike Greene, KAMM Chair


Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs – Presentation

Geni Jo Brawner, KYEM, KAMM At-Large Representative and 2014 KAMM Mitigation Manager of the Year


Floodplain General Permit – An Introduction– Presentation 

Alex VanPelt, KDOW, KAMM Region III Representative


2020 KAMM USACE 101– Presentation 

Dan Vogler, USACE Louisville


Watershed Management and Hazard Mitigation Planning – Collaborative Benefits in a Changing Climate– Presentation 

Mahtaab Bagherzadeh and Perry Thomas, KDOW


Proactive Data Collection for Flood Warning – abstract & bio

Chuck Kozora, OTT HydroMet


Do you need a 401 Water Quality Certification – Presentation 

Beth Harrod and Cabrina Pennington, KDOW


Louisville MSD Active Shooter Live Exercise:  An Exercise in Human Capital Resiliency   – abstract & bio

John “J P” Carsone, Louisville MSD, 2019 KAMM Mitigation Manager of the Year


Two 2019 Grant Community Grant Award Winners

Community Grant Overview– Presentation 

Mario Sebastiani, Awards & Grants Committee Chair



Wednesday September 23, 2020

Link to presentations

BRIC – FEMAs New Non-Disaster Grant Program  – Presentation

Esther White, UK HMGP, KAMM Vice Chair and 2013 KAMM Mitigation Manager of the Year


Kentucky Silver Jackets Briefing

Facilitated by Carey Johnson, KDOW, KAMM Immediate Past Chair

Partner Agencies

  • USACE – Louisville– Brandon Brummett
  • USACE – Huntington– Charles Goad
  • USACE – Nashville–
  • FEMA Region IV – Jessica Granell
  • USGS – Pete Cinnotto
  • EPA – Drew Parker
  • NWS – Louisville – Andrea Schottmer
  • Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) – Geni Jo Brawner
  • Kentucky Division of Water – Carey Johnson/Alex VanPelt
  • Kentucky Geological Survey – Matt Crawford
  • Kentucky Department for Local Government – Aaron Jones
  • Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) – J P Carsone
  • KAMM – Mike Greene/Carey Johnson


Blue Skies or Disaster State – What is Role of Local Floodplain Manager  – Presentation

Alex VanPelt, KDOW, KAMM Region III Representative


Which Grant is Best for My Project  – Presentation

Lori Rafferty, Louisville MSD


Energy Resilience Planning in the Commonwealth – Presentation

Amanda LeMaster, Energy and Environment Cabinet, 2016 Mitigation Manager of the Year


Risk Management in Site Design – Do Not Forget to Look Offsite  – Presentation

Byron Hinchey, S&ME, Inc.


Challenges – Stream Restoration and Floodplain Regulations  – Presentation

Jimmy Stahl, Zach Dettlinger & Ivan Valentic, GPD Group


Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessments for Big Sandy ADD Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – Presentation

Matt Crawford, KGS



Thanks to our 2020 KAMM Speakers!