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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.

2017 KAMM Membership Benefits

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

  1. Professional development opportunities in KAMM’s four Regions (KAMM Regions 2015)
  2. Discounted rate at the annual KAMM Conference *
  3. KAMM newsletters
  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 the KAMM Board
  8. Opportunity to serve on a KAMM committee
  9. Chance to nominate for Annual awards
  10. 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.  For Agency Membership, 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.

 

KAMM Board Info

Link to the KAMM Board of Directors

 

KAMM Association Information

Newly revised ByLaws and Constitution (March 2016)

 

KAMM’s Four Regions

KAMM a Chapter of ASFPM

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

 

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:

 

CEC Requirements for CFMs Simplified

November 2015

The Certification Board of Regents has approved changes to the Continuing Education Credit (CEC) requirements for CFM renewal. The minimum CECs required per year has been eliminated; CFMs can now acquire their 16 CECs anytime in their two-year certification period, and ASFPM will no longer assign credit by “core” or “parallel” disciplines.  As long as the activity increases a CFM’s knowledge in floodplain management, ASFPM will consider it for CECs.

To help CFMs know what qualifies, refer to the Guidance for Continuing Education Credit and new CEC Verification Form.  Certifications awarded by the ASFPM remain in effect for a two year period. At the end of two years, each CFM must submit a Renewal Application, Continuing Education Credit (CEC) documentation, and renewal fee to ASFPM. When these conditions are met, a two-year renewal will be issued.

More Information: link to the ASFPM’s site about maintaining certification.

 
 

 

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.