Membership and Professional Development Committee


KAMM Committees

Participation in committees allows KAMM members to promote issues, challenges, and best practices that are important to them as well as an opportunity to network.  Ultimately, the committees will help develop and recommend policy to the KAMM Board.

Membership and Professional Development Committee

For more information or to join the committee, please contact Chair – Katherine Osborne or Committee Board Mentor, Meghan Brown.

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Committee Mission Statement *

KAMM’s Education and Professional Development Committee is an organization of mitigation, floodplain, planning, and emergency management professionals committed to promoting educational opportunities, advancing professional standings, maintaining high ethical standards, enhancing local partnerships, and developing outreach tools for use in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The committee works with the KAMM Board and other partner agencies to promote and increase professional education opportunities to KAMM members, promote policies and activities that increase mitigation and risk awareness, and to develop community services of benefit to KAMM and its members.

* Mission Statement and Goals updated May 2018 to include professional development 

Committee Goals

  1. Promote and support appropriate training opportunities for KAMM members in the Commonwealth
  2. Enhance the floodplain and mitigation management professions
  3. Encourage KAMM members to obtain the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification
  4. Increase the effectiveness of training opportunities delivered by KAMM
  5. Increase mitigation and risk awareness
  6. Share best practices

Supporting Tasks

  • Establish a schedule for regular contacts (every 6-8 weeks) to discuss committee topics and monitor ongoing activities.  (Goal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Leverage the KY Floodplain Coordinators contact spreadsheet and other distribution lists (EM, KLC, KACO, new KAMM members) to increase KAMM contacts. (Goal 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
  • Provide online training opportunities at the completion of Regional Trainings to those unable to attend in-person trainings. (Goal 1, 2, 3, 4,6)
  • Encourage students at higher education facilities, in fields related to floodplain management and mitigation, to attend the annual KAMM conference.  In particular, students obtaining the Floodplain Management Minor at WKU. (Goal 1, 2, 3, 6)
  • Analyze conference attendance to determine possible conference location (pending attendance decrease or alternate meeting location approval). (Goal 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Develop a Comprehensive Outreach Plan for KAMM. (Goal 2, 4, 5)
  • Leverage the annual KAMM conference survey results to ensure proper flood risk messaging and topics of interest. (Goal 1, 4, 5, 6)
  • Develop additional surveys to obtain & share best practices, and to determine potential assistance that may be offered by KAMM. (Goal 2, 4, 5, 6)
  • Leverage ADD Districts for engagement, existing trainings, Risk MAP product use, and local champion identification.  ADDs to serve as host rather than provider would be best. (Goal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Establish relationship with Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) & Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to align our mission of enhancing the floodplain and mitigation management professions with their mission(s) (Goal 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
  • Coordinate a joint-training opportunity where KAMM can support KY statutory continuing training requirements.  (Goal 1, 4)

Committee Agendas and Reports and Notes

2020 Virtual Conference Report/Minutes

Thank you for joining the virtual meeting!

Link to the KAMM 2020 Conference, Education and Professional Development Committee, Notes, 9-21-2020

2017 Conference Speed Dating Notes

March 20, 2017

May 9, 2017

December 2018 – KAMM Winter Retreat


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