The State scholarship period is closed for 2017. Look for upcoming information on the National scholarship application period soon!
Provide a monetary donation towards the FFMA or ASFPM conference scholarship funds.
Send someone to the state or national floodplain managers conference!
Contact Cece McKiernan, CFM to send a local floodplain manager to the FFMA Annual or ASFPM Annual Conference.
State and National Scholarship Recipients Quotes
“I was grateful to receive a state conference scholarship, in 2014. I was unemployed at the time, and the contacts I made helped me in my job search and lead, ultimately, to my current employment. I was equally lucky, and grateful, to receive both a state conference scholarship in 2015 and an FFMA scholarship to the national conference. The information I took away from the workshops and seminars enabled me to look at our CRS program more closely and determine where the City could possibly make changes. The networking gave me access to people who were willing to discuss the pros and cons of tentative changes; to consider the ramifications on a deeper level. The networking also allowed me to meet my peers in a social atmosphere and engage on both professional and personal levels, allowing for friendships and easier communication when researching issues.”
“Receiving the scholarship to attend the annual FFMA Conference was not just beneficial to me individually but also indirectly to the community for which I was serving, Hillsborough County. As the building official working directly with the county floodplain manager, it was crucial I was up to date with all the latest information related to successful floodplain management. Being able to attend the conference by way of the financial assistance of the scholarship allowed me to do so and also helped maintain budgetary expenses which in the local government sector is a precious commodity.”
Michael Rimoldi, CBO, CFM
“The benefits of obtaining a FFMA State Scholarship are many and varied. In my case, my jurisdiction is rural and does not have the travel budget of many larger or more urban jurisdictions. If I had not received a FFMA State Scholarship, I would not be able to attend the conference, or I would have to pay for it out of my own pocket. The conference is one of the best learning experiences that you can have. You are totally immersed in Floodplain Management and surrounded by some of the best and brightest in our field. The conference is the place to meet others who have similar jobs, with similar issues and share experiences. Every time I attend I learn something new which I bring back to my jurisdiction which has helped us adopt stricter regulations, increase our CRS Class rating and educate our citizenry on floodplain management.”
Karen Thornhill, CFM