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September 19, 2013

Re:  “Charting a Course for Community Resilience” Conference October 15 - 17

Dear Mayor:

October marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy ripping through New Jersey and bringing unprecedented wrath to our coast, our urban areas and impacting all of our residents. The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM), the League’s partner on flooding issues, acted immediately to help victims and communities and is assisting residents and municipalities in preparing for future storms.

I want to alert you to an important upcoming conference that would be of great benefit to your staff, especially those involved with floodplain management and insurance, code enforcement and recovery from Hurricane Sandy.  NJAFM’s 9th Annual Conference, “Charting a Course for Community Resilience” will provided an opportunity to educate professionals in the fields of governance, code enforcement, floodplain management, emergency management, planning and technical trades of engineering, hydrology and geology, through a series of Plenary and topical Concurrent Sessions. The conference also includes a number of optional in-depth courses and networking events.  (I’ve attended and they have a super lunch too.)

We encourage you to send officials that are dealing with flooding to take advantage of this premier conference, this year in Atlantic City – convenient for many that experienced the worst of Hurricane Sandy. 

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management 9th Annual Conference
“Charting a Course for Community Resilience”
October 15, 16 & 17
The Revel -Atlantic City, NJ
(Discounted Rate for League Members)

Agenda will include: (click here for full agenda)

  • Community Rating System (CRS), the “good driver” discount program for flood insurance, and how to keep flood insurance increases down
  • Pre-storm preparedness, including how to address sea level rise, engineered dunes and beach renourishment
  • Code enforcement and compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Flood mapping and how to use the new Preliminary Work Maps
  • Networking including learning what other municipalities are doing to mitigate flooding
  • “Planning for a Resilient Future” that will demonstrate how enhanced planning can mitigate future hazards and protect people and property from repetitive damages, costs and misery.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director





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