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

Thank you for attending the 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!