2018 Conference Recap


2018 KAMM Conference 

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz

Mitigation Superheroes: Investing in Our Communities

September 17, Preconference workshops and activities

September 18 – 20, 2018


Thank you for attending the conference!  

We had a great conference with speakers on various mitigation topics.  Given that Hurricane Florence scooped up all of FEMA speakers, we mitigated and rearranged the schedule at the last minute.  We appreciate all of the folks who volunteered and helped fill the gaps.  

Submit 2018 Evaluation:  Link to the Conference Evaluation.

2018 Awards:  Link to the KAMM Mitigation Awards

Preconference Agenda Info:  Link to the Preconference agenda

Conference Speaker Abstracts: Link to the Conference Presentation Abstracts

KAMM Conference Speaker Bios:  Link to the 2018 Conference Bios 

KAMM Sponsors: Link to the current Superhero Sponsors.  Check it out, woohoo!  

Conference Photos:  Link to the Preconference and conference photos.  

Acronyms: Download our handy list of acronyms

Flood Risk Handout:  Using Flood Risk Products in Hazard Mitigation Plans Guide

Link to the KAMM Regions 2018.


KAMM Professional Development:  Self-reporting Certificates of Completion for the preconference activities and the conference are available.  KAMM has worked with ASFPM, KYEM, DLG, and APA to develop pre-defined CECs for CFMs, Emergency Managers, Local Officials, and Planners.  We sent a contact list to attendees.  Link here to the 2018 KAMM Conference Roster and Sign In.  We are happy to continue working with other agencies to provide professional development certifications to KAMM members. 

  • CFM Preconference, Monday: four-hour workshop – 3.5 CECs (LEPC); 2-hour workshop – 2 CECs (Weather Spotter).  Annual Conference, 11 CECs: Tuesday- 5.5 CECs; Wednesday- 5.5 CECs.
  • AICP:  CECs available on the APA CM page once the conference takes place.  Link to the agenda and CECs for each session https://www.planning.org/events/eventmulti/9156404/

Did you forget to pick up your Certificate of Attendance?  Print your individual 2018 Certificates for print from this list.  Also, print the KAMM 2018 certificate back side so you can self-report.   


KAMM Presentations

Monday, Preconference

Skywarn Spotter Training – Christine Wielgos



2018 KAMM State of the Union – Carey Johnson

Past KAMM Awards= 2018

Kentucky Risk Assessment Plenary

Keynote Presentation – Kevin Mickey

Mitigation Saves – Observations and Next Steps – Kevin Mickey


Link to Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Study Frequently Asked Questions.


Concurrent Sessions





Concurrent Sessions




2018 KAMM KY Climate – then and now – Joe Sullivan




The Flood of ’18 – a Top 10 Flood on the Lower Ohio – Joe Sullivan & Mary Lamm

Concurrent Sessions


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