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Welcome to the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management Website

The formation of GAFM is the result of the concerted efforts of numerous individuals and organizations sharing a common desire to forward the cause of sound floodplain management. Membership in GAFM is open to all professionals, public and private entities, students and citizens interested in or involved in floodplain, watershed, stormwater, wetlands and hazard mitigation management and/or related disciplines within the State of Georgia. If you are interested in joining GAFM, please proceed to the Member Signup Page.

Please visit our Events page for upcoming conferences, training, workshops, and more!

GAFM News

Below you will find a running stream of announcements from GAFM. Be sure to check back often for updates and the latest information!

2020 GAFM Annual Conference CANCELED

Dear GAFM:

On Tuesday, March 10th, our Executive Board held a special meeting to address growing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to vote on whether we should move forward with our conference or cancel the conference. The vote to cancel this year’s GAFM conference in March was unanimous. We truly believe it is in the best interest of our members not to host our annual conference this year.

What’s Next:

  • More information regarding conference registration refunds will soon follow.
  • We are working on creating a virtual conference that will provide our members the opportunity to receive the same continuing education credits as our traditional conference.
  • We are also looking into offering a one-day workshop/symposium in the fall.
  • We will continue to offer other additional webinar trainings throughout the year.

Hotel Cancellations: We ask all of our attendees to contact Lanier Islands and inform them of whether or not they intend to keep their bookings as-is, on the same terms they were booked, or cancel them. Please note that if you do not contact Lanier Islands, they will cancel all bookings one week prior to arrival, without any fee.

Support: Georgia Department of Public Health share information about COVID-19 at: https://dph.georgia.gov/. Georgia Department of Public Health’s phone line is also available for any questions, (404) 657-2700.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


2020 GAFM Annual Conference Casting Call!

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2020 GAFM Annual Conference Call for Presentations!

As we approach the 14th Annual Conference, we are inviting YOU to submit your presentation! Please see the following document to submit your abstract!

                                  

2020 GAFM Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!

GAFM is excited to announce that registration for the 14th Annual Technical Conference is now open! This year we will explore 'Watershed Vision 2020: A Clear Look at the Future of Floodplain Management'  at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge & Conference Center. The link below will take you to the conference page with more details and how to register. DON'T WAIT- the first 20 people who register receive a FREE GAFM Tote Bag!  

GAFM 14th Annual Technical Conference


Thank You 2019 Sponsors!


GAFM would like to extend a hearty thank you to all of its sponsors for the 2019 Conference. Your support makes the Annual Conference possible!

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Susan Wilson





2019 GAFM Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Technical Conference! Head over to our 2019 Conference page for registration and more details!

13th Annual Technical Conference

2019 GAFM Annual Conference

GAFM is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Technical Conference will be hosted once again by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens! The theme for the 2019 conference is 'Shoot for the Moon, Mitigation is Limitless: Creative ways Georgia is Flood Ready'. 

The conference will take place from March 6-8, 2019. As in years past, the conference will offer field trip opportunities and the annual Golf Outing. The start of the main conference will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6, and the conference will end at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 8, with the CFM exam being offered immediately after the conference from 1:00-4:00 pm on Friday, March 8. More information about registering for the exam and other aspects of the conference will be posted as soon as details are finalized. In the meantime, feel free to direct any questions or concerns to the Conference Chair, Jack Krolikowski, at Jack.Krolikowski@dnr.ga.gov.