About KAMM

 KAMM Overview

The Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM) was formed in order to promote natural hazard mitigation and management in Kentucky. Our members represent local, state and federal officials, floodplain coordinators, planning and zoning officials, engineers, surveyors, GIS specialists, hydrologists, public safety and emergency managers.

 

 


Purpose of KAMM

To provide a forum for floodplain coordinators, emergency and mitigation managers, engineers, code enforcement officials and surveyors;

  • To gain knowledge and network on issues pertinent to floodplain management, mitigation, and disaster recovery;
  • To promote public awareness of floodplain and stormwater management and mitigation;
  • To promote the professional status of floodplain, stormwater, and emergency management and mitigation and to secure all benefits resulting therefrom;
  • To enhance cooperation and to exchange information among various related private and non-profit organizations; individuals; and local, state and federal agencies;
  • To inform individuals concerned with floodplain, stormwater, and emergency management and mitigation through educational and professional seminars and to provide a method for dissemination of information, both general and technical;
  • To inform concerned individuals of pending floodplain, stormwater, and emergency management and mitigation legislation and other hazard related matters;
  • To study and support legislation pertinent and necessary to the effective implementation of floodplain and stormwater management and mitigation regulations.

Kentucky Vulnerable to Multi-hazards

  • Dam Failure
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Extreme Temperature
  • Flood
  • Hail Storm
  • Karst/Sinkhole
  • Mine/Land Subsidence
  • Landslide
  • Severe Storm
  • Severe Winter Storm
  • Tornado
  • Forest Fire

KAMM Board Info

Learn more … Link to the KAMM Board of Directors which includes KAMM’s Regional Representatives.

KAMM’s Four Regions – Find your region by linking to the 2017/18 KAMM regions.

 


KAMM Association Information

Newly revised ByLaws and Constitution (March 2016)

 

KAMM a Chapter of ASFPM

KAMM is a Chapter Member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) (www.floods.org).

Link to the KAMM’s Charter as a new association.

 


 

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 Announces MOA with KAMP

January 28, 2016

KAMM and KAMP (Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA).  KAMM and KAMP agree to work together on a best efforts basis for the purpose of seeking opportunities of cooperation for professional development that will support the mission of both organizations.

Link to the KAMM KAMP MOA 2016.


 

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.