KAMM 2023 Conference



 Mitigation in the Mountains KAMM’s 19th
Annual Conference in Prestonsburg

KAMM is very grateful to Lt. Governor Coleman for
speaking to our KAMM family this year and for her
recognition and acknowledgement of our mitigation efforts across the Commonwealth.

Thank you, Lt. Governor Coleman!


2023 KAMM Conference Attendees Contact list


KAMM Attendees Certificates


Conference Presentations



The KAMM Mitigation in the Mountains conference in Prestonsburg was a wonderful success! The folks at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC), Prestonsburg Tourism, and the City of Prestonsburg were the most gracious hosts anyone could ask for (and they provided us with beautiful weather and clean mountain air all week long)! The KAMM team thanks all of our KAMM family who were able to attend the 19th annual conference, and we hope you enjoyed your stay, met some new mitigation colleagues, and learned a lot.


KAMM 2023-2025 Board of Directors

Chair: Joe Sullivan
Vice Chair: Angela Herndon
Secretary: Matt Crawford
Treasurer: Kevin Miller
At-Large Representative: Alex VanPelt
Region I Representative: Terry “Moose” Massey
Region II Representative: Meghan Brown
Region III Representative: Mario Sebastiani
Region IV Representative: Shanda Cecil
Past Chair: Geni Jo Brawner
Chair Emeritus: Carey Johnson

Link to KAMM Acronyms

2023 KAMM Conference Speaker Line-Up

Link to Conference Agenda

Link to Pre-Conference Agenda

Link to Conference Presentations

Link to Conference Photos




Congratulations to our 2023 KAMM
Mitigation Manager of the Year
Matt Powell, City of Bowling Green
Environmental Manager

2022 Mitigation Manager of the Year, Jason York, presents the 2023 award to Matt Powell,
Bowling Green Environmental Manager

Read about Matt’s contributions here!


Kentucky Waterways Alliance
2023 KAMM Community Mitigation Grant Recipient

Congratulations to the Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) for their grant award that will benefit the Red Bird River Septic & Education Project. The project focuses on Red Bird River septic system repair/replacement for low-income families to address E. coli as outlined in the Watershed Based Plan and the most recent 303(b) report to Congress.

Team members include Laura Gregory (Kentucky Waterways Alliance – Watershed Program Director & Red Bird River Project manager), Lois Smith (Redbird River Watershed Coordinator), Tracy Nolan (Red Bird Mission), Tammie Nazario and Amanda Burdine (Eastern Kentucky PRIDE).

KWA will use this funding to achieve specific WSP goals that include improvements to water quality, education for residents, and the continuation of community involvement. KWA will install approximately 17 septic systems to improve impaired water quality, provide educational opportunities at various events held throughout the watershed, and plan/host cleanup events. 

This project is funded by an EPA319 grant and is beginning the 3rd round of implementation of the Red Bird River Watershed Based Plan (WBP). EPA319 funding also helped in creating the WBP. The KAMM Community Mitigation Grant will cover operating costs for community cleanups, educational events, and septic work.

This project promotes KAMM’s purpose because bacteria from failing septic systems and litter from illegal dumping are washed into waterways through stormwater. KWA’s education and mitigation efforts help to reduce stormwater runoff into Kentucky’s valuable waterways.

Annual Cornhole Tournament Winners

Shawn Moore & Jacob Merriman










KAMM membership is based upon the calendar year and
must be renewed for 2024 after October 1, 2023.



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Welcome Fest Music Line-Up

You can’t go very far into eastern KY without running into some incredible musical talent. Monday evening’s Welcome Fest and Grand Exhibits Opening is no exception and includes a fantastic line-up of local music artists including Nathan and Chesi ArnettZoe Howard and the Yellow Line, and Troy Burchett!




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Thanks for joining us in Prestonsburg!

Code of Conduct. KAMM events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free social experience for everyone. Harassment is any improper or unwelcome conduct that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offense or humiliation to another person. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form regardless of gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the KAMM event organizers. 

If you are a witness or subjected to harassment during our event. If you are subjected to harassment or any other unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to harassment or unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify KAMM event staff as soon as possible. KAMM event staff will be available to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. All reports will remain completely confidential except as required by law.



Mitigation Matters!  

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

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


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