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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.

2018 KAMM Membership Benefits

Membership is based on the calendar year.  Annual KAMM membership includes:

  1. Professional development training opportunities in KAMM’s four Regions 
  2. Discounted rate at the annual KAMM Conference *
  3. KAMM newsletters and monthly Updates
  4. Opportunities to provide input on issues important to you and your community to state and national leaders
  5. Ability to nominate members to the KAMM Board two-year terms
  6. Voting rights in KAMM Board elections
  7. Opportunity to serve on a KAMM committee
  8. Chance to nominate for Annual awards
  9. Opportunities to network with other KAMM members and share success stories

* KAMM sponsors an annual conference to promote mitigation awareness and as a forum for local, state, and federal officials to educate the public.

KAMM Membership dues apply to the calendar year, so membership always runs from January 1 – December 31.  If you become a member after October 1st, your membership dues will apply to membership for the remainder of the current year and all of the following year.

 

Join KAMM

Joining KAMM has never been easier!   KAMM offers three membership levels: Individual ($25) and Student ($10); and Agency/Organization ($250).   Membership is based on the calendar year.  

Individual Membership Options:  KAMM offers two ways to register as an Individual Member, according to your payment method.   You can pay by following the appropriate link below.

Pay by Credit Card/ PayPal Option: Click Pay by Credit Card.

Pay by Check Option:  Click Pay by Check.  Mail the check to KAMM, PO Box 1016, Frankfort, KY 40602-1016.

Agency/Organization Membership Options:  Register up to 10 members as an Agency/Organization.  The group payment is for public and private agencies or organizations, up to 10 people.  KAMM offers two easy ways to register as an Agency/Organization Member, according to your payment method.  You can pay by following the appropriate link below.

Pay by Credit Card/ PayPal OptionPay by Credit Card 

Pay by Check Option:  Pay By Check.

 

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).

 

ASFPM Foundation

October 2018 Update

 Best practices and case studies are effective tools to highlight State and local initiatives to reduce flood risks at the local and regional level.  The ASFPM Floodplain Management Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium catalogues best practices and case studies in a searchable format for online viewing; this will increase accessibility and usefulness to the reader.  This project, funded by the ASFPM Foundation, was completed a few months ago and is now ready for prime-time use!

ASFPM’s Flood Science Center collected twenty five best practices and case studies that comprise the compendium.  This project created a typology that established the means to organize and index case studies associated with best practices.  Sources included the ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact (NAI) How-to-Guide; “The Nature Conservancy’s Naturally Resilient Communities Project;” and the FEMA Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) mentoring project.

  • NAI How-to-Guides:  To further ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact™ initiative, ASFPM developed a series of No Adverse Impact How-to-Guides.  These How-to-Guides were developed for each of the Building Blocks in the publication entitled “No Adverse Impact: A Toolkit for Common Sense Floodplain Management.”
  • Naturally Resilient Communities:  The Nature Conservancy (TNC) contracted with ASFPM to assist in developing a guide and case studies for the mainstreaming of natural infrastructure, such as comprehensive planning, education of developers, relocation of property, the raising of infrastructure, and floodplain regulations, to address coastal and riverine flooding.
  • CTP Support:  FEMA contracted with ASFPM to help support the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP).  The CTP Program is a partnership between FEMA and participating NFIP communities, regional agencies, state agencies, tribes, and universities that have the intent and capability to become a more active participant in FEMA’s mapping program.  The project involved documenting best practices and providing training, such as automatic engineering tasks.

These best practices and case studies can be important and very useful at the State and local levels in designing programs or projects to reduce their flood risks.  The Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium can be found at the ASFPM Flood Science Center by clicking here.

 

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.