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Floodplain Manager Trainings Start in January

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker
CCEUC Educator Brent Gotsch is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), a certification recognized both nationally and by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Gotsch offers a free course in the NYC Watershed on preparing to become a CFM.

CCEUC Edu­ca­tor Brent Gotsch is a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ag­er (CFM), a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion rec­og­nized both nation­al­ly and by the Asso­ci­a­tion of State Flood­plain Man­agers. Gotsch offers a free course in the NYC Water­shed on prepar­ing to become a CFM.

Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty (CCEUC) and the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram will host a series of train­ings ear­ly next year to pre­pare local offi­cials to take the Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­agers (CFM) exam­i­na­tion. CCEUC Resource Edu­ca­tor, Brent Gotsch, who is a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ag­er, will be lead­ing the train­ings.

Code Enforce­ment Offi­cers and oth­er town offi­cials ben­e­fit from becom­ing CFMs. A high lev­el of knowl­edge about the Nation­al Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram and asso­ci­at­ed flood­plain reg­u­la­tions is need­ed to obtain the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Through its train­ings, CCEUC has helped 12 local offi­cials pre­pare for and pass the CFM exam.

The train­ings are free of charge and held week­ly from Jan­u­ary to April at the Shan­dak­en Town Hall. Any­one locat­ed in a New York City West of Hud­son Water­shed com­mu­ni­ty is eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. While per­son­nel from town or vil­lage build­ing depart­ments are most like­ly to ben­e­fit from the train­ing, oth­er munic­i­pal offi­cials can as well. Plan­ning Board mem­bers, High­way Super­in­ten­dents, and Town Super­vi­sors have all tak­en the train­ing and gone on to earn their CFM.

If you are a munic­i­pal offi­cial in the New York City West of Hud­son Water­shed and are inter­est­ed in tak­ing this train­ing, please con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 or via email at bwg37@cornell.edu. Train­ings are expect­ed to begin ear­ly in Jan­u­ary 2019 and run week­ly until about mid-April.

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