KAMM 2024 Conference

2024 Annual Conference 


Registration is Now Open


September 16th — Pre-Conference Day
September 17th – 19th — Annual Conference

Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro KY


KAMM 2024 – 2025 SPONSORS

We couldn’t do what we do for the KAMM Family and the communities they represent
if it weren’t for the financial support of our annual sponsors.
Visit the KAMM 2024 – 2025 SPONSORS page here, and then get to know them at the conference!




Registration is now open for the 20th annual KAMM conference. We have several great workshops on Pre-Conference Day that are free to KAMM members and provide continuing education credits. Join us Monday at Noon for a field trip to tour the Owensboro Riverfront Revitalization project or cruise over to the Pearl Golf Club to join the annual KAMM Golf Scramble.


**Please note: The agenda is draft — some details subject to change prior to the conference.



KAMM Free Pre-Conference Day Workshops Registration – Pre-Conference Day sessions only


Pre-Conference Day Lunch on Your Own. Link to lunch suggestions.


Waterfront Revitalization Project Walking Tour                                                          Noon – 2:00 pm
Joe Sullivan

Join us for a local walking field trip to learn more about the Owensboro Riverfront Revitalization project, led by Joe Schepers, Executive Director of the Regional Water Resource Agency in Owensboro. More than a decade in the making, the riverfront is now a public recreational amenity with walkable promenade, playground, outdoor children’s museum, marina facilities, streetscape improvements, and pocket parks. The design is unified through detailed elements such as a fountain plaza that pays homage, in pattern, to the rooster tail of a hydroplane boat. Focal points and a series of outdoor event spaces connect to the existing street grid for an inviting public realm. Meet in the Convention Center lobby at 11:45 pm; tour is approximately 2 hours.

Read more about the project: Landscape Architect, EDSA



Annual Golf Scramble                                                                                              Noon – 5:00 pm
Coordinator: Ben Conley, AECOM

KAMM invites you to the annual golf outing as a Pre-Conference event on Monday, September 16.  We have planned an exciting day of golf in a 2-man scramble format. KAMM will purchase lunch and refreshments.  Collared Shirts are required.


The Pearl Golf Club
6501 Summit Drive Owensboro, KY 42303

Arrive at 12:00 (CT) for Team Set-Ups and Rules

$47 green fee w/ cart

Limited to 20 participants – contact Ben directly to sign up – Benjamin.conley@aecom.com


20th Anniversary Welcome Fest

Monday evening we kick off the conference at the Convention Center with an outdoor 20th Anniversary Welcome Fest featuring South of the Border fare and live music as we meet our Sponsors and network with the KAMM Family.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s agendas are packed with over 40 sessions from mitigation professionals bringing you the most up-to-date technical information to help build resilient Kentucky communities. Plenary sessions feature the National Weather Service’s Flood Inundation Mapping, The National Institute for Hometown Security’s portable microgrid system, and the KY Silver Jackets. Annual regional meetings and committee meetings are also scheduled during the conference.

Tuesday at 9 am: NEW! National Weather Service Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM)
Mary Lamm, Andrea Schoettmer, & Molly Cornelissen, NOAA/NWS

Wednesday at 8:15 am: Portable Microgrids in Emergency Management – Deployment in the Field
Ben Colgrove The National Institute for Hometown Security & Ludo Roche, REI



Wednesday at 1 pm: Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Eric Gibson
Director, KY Emergency Management





Thursday at 9:10 am: KY Silver Jackets

The KY Silver Jackets team brings together multiple state, federal, and local agencies to learn from one another in reducing flood risk and other natural disasters. By applying their shared knowledge, the teams enhance response and recovery efforts when such events do occur.  This session will include updates from several KY Silver Jackets partners including FEMA, USACE, EPA, NWS, NRCS, HUD, KYEM, DOW, KYTC, DLG, and others.

Link to KAMM Acronyms


2024 KAMM Conference Speaker Line Up


Tuesday evening we will have a Barbecue Feast and Trivia Night at The Brew Bridge! Walk or take the trolley. Wednesday evening is Dinner on the Town — KAMM provides a voucher for you to use at participating local restaurants. Afterwards, the annual Cornhole Tournament will take place on the lawn at the Holiday Inn! 



** Please note: The agenda is draft — some details subject to change prior to the conference.



Conference Registration Links


KAMM Conference Registration – Pay by PayPal OR Credit Card

KAMM Conference Registration – Pay by Check



KAMM Free Pre-Conference Day Workshops Registration – Pre-Conference Day sessions only


KAMM Conference Scholarships

KAMM offers two scholarships per region for first time conference attendees who work in the public sector. The scholarship covers the conference registration fee for the entire week. If you are interested in applying, email us at kentuckymitigation@gmail.com.


Regional Representative Elections

Regions I and III are electing Regional Representatives during their regional meetings Wednesday, September 18th. If you are a Region I or Region III member, nominate a candidate to be your Regional Representative here. We will meet the nominees during the opening session Tuesday morning, and you can vote for your choice for your region’s rep during the meeting on Wednesday.





KAMM will recognize a Mitigation Manager of the Year and a Mitigation Project of the Year.  Has your community implemented a successful mitigation project?  Is there an exemplary leader who is promoting resiliency through mitigation?  Have you observed partnerships or collaborations that strengthened mitigation in your community?  Nominate them!  These efforts deserve recognition, and KAMM wants to share the success stories that might otherwise go unacknowledged. 

The nominee may be a successful strategy, project, program, or individual who has made a positive impact within a community or an agency working to promote the benefits of hazard mitigation.  

Submit nominations to KAMM by August 9, 2024. 
Award winners will be announced at the conference.


Mitigation Manager of the Year


Mitigation Project of the Year


KAMM’s Community Mitigation Grant Fundraising 

As a non-profit, KAMM offers funds for projects that promote hazard mitigation through our annual community mitigation grant fundraising.  Monies from our fundraising go toward a community hazard mitigation project.  Our grants are based upon how much we raise in the previous year. 

The Awards & Grants Committee is hosting a Silent Auction & Raffle fundraiser for the Community Mitigation Grant Fund at the conference. If you would like to donate an item, please send a description of the donation to mario.sebastiani@aecom.com.




You won’t want to miss the onsite portable microgrid display!

Presented by Ludo Roche
Resilient Energy & Infrastructure

REI will present the trailered version of the Rapid Deployment Hybrid MicroGrid for Nat Cat Emergency Response that houses the inverter, batteries and the balance of the system which provides energy.

The trailer has a Lift-Off/Lift-On box which allows easy deployment and stow away for the Solar PV arrays, called ExoSolar units.






Looking for something else to do while you’re in town?

If you find yourself with an hour or so of free time before, during, or after the conference, you might want to check out some recommended places to visit in Owensboro here.


Things to Do in Owensboro Brochure



Lodging Information

KAMM has reserved room blocks at the Hampton Inn Downtown and Holiday Inn Riverfront, both within walking distance to the Convention Center and a short walk away from Smothers Park, Grand Fountains, and local cultural attractions such as the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. 




Holiday Inn Riverfront
701 West 1st Street
Owensboro KY 42301

Features Burger Theory restaurant, which offers hand-crafted gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and more. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner — food made fresh to order.

Rates vary by room type from $139 to $149 per night. 

KAMM Group Rate Link:  https://bit.ly/4bFtsmX




Hampton Inn Downtown
401 West 2nd Street
Owensboro KY 42301

Rates vary by room type from $149 to $179 per night. 

Link: https://bit.ly/KAMMSept2024




Purchase your KAMM swag at the KAMM eStore to wear to the conference!







Mitigation Matters!  

Have questions? Contact us at help@kymitigation.org.

KAMM mailing address: KAMM, PO Box 1016, Frankfort, KY 40602-1016

Don’t forget to join the KAMM group on LinkedIn and Facebook.

KAMM is a non-profit 501 (c) (3).