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AAFM 2022 Spring Workshop - South

The 2022 Spring Seminar (South) will be held on April 13th, 2022 at the beautiful Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley, Alabama. Registration includes a full day of speakers, great food/drink amenities, and a tour of the Nature Preserve. Registration and a continental breakfast will be available at 8:00am with the workshop introductions and presentations commencing at 8:45am. The Graham Creek Nature Preserve located in Foley, Alabama can be found at 23030 Wolf Bay Drive (Foley, AL 36535). Stay tuned for more information about the agenda and speakers/presentations. 

Be sure to visit some of the local attractions around Foley including:
- Historic interests and entertainment in Foley (Explore Foley Downtown)
- Attractions surrounding Foley including OWA amusement park and kayaking/canoeing a variety of waterways (Visit Foley Attractions)

To ensure proper planning for the event and ordering sufficient food for the breakfast, we strongly that you pre-register using the online registration. 


8:00 - 8:45      Registration

8:45 – 9:00     Welcome: Chuck Lay, President, Alabama Association of
                         Floodplain Managers

9:00 - 9:45      Session 1: ASFPM Flood Science Center Tools – Disaster
                        Assistance Response Team and Elected Officials Guide,
                        Presented by Bill Brown ASFPM

9:45 - 10:30    Session 2: National Weather Service and Flood Reporting,
                        Presented by Kelly Godsey

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45 - 11:30  Session 3: NFIP Risk Rating 2.0, Presented by Dewana
                        Davis – FEMA Region 4 (virtual)

11:30 - 12:15  Session 4: Requirements for Substantial Damage
                        Determinations – Regulations and Applications,
                        Presented by Mary Rountree, FEMA Regions 4 and
                        Corey Garyotis, OWR Floodplain Management

12:15 - 1:15    Lunch

1:15 - 2:00      Session 5: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant
                        Applications, Presented by Scott Farmer, 
                        Southeast Alabama Regional Planning Commission

2:00 - 2:45      Session 6: Best Practices for HMA Grants
                        Applications based on FY 2020 & FY 2021 FMA and
                        BRIC Grant Cycles, Presented by Alabama EMA –
                        Mitigation Division

2:45 - 3:00      Break

3:00-3:45        Session 7: Preliminary Damage Assessments &
                        Orion System, Presented by Alabama EMA –
                        Recovery Division

3:45-4:30       Session 8: How to Use Disaster Recovery Reform
                       Act (DRRA) Section 1206 Assistance for
                       Communities for NFIP Compliance, Presented by
                       James Mascellino – FEMA Region 5 (virtual) 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Graham Creek Interpretive Center
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
23030 Wolf Bay Drive
Foley, AL  36535

(251) 923-4267
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
James D Brown
Margaret Pappas
Workshop Coordinator
Charles A Lay
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event