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Please consider making donating an item for the 2019 Silent Auction

The ASFPM Foundation will once again be hosting a silent auction at the ASFPM annual national conference, May 20-22, in Cleveland. This year all proceeds from the auction will be directed to the Future Leaders Scholarship fund.

Anyone can donate items valued $25 or more to the silent auction. Historically, items that are easily transported by conference attendees on their trip home have commanded the highest bids. Consider donating unique items that reflect your state or region. Learn more about how to donate ...

The foundation has had a busy spring. Here are some highlights of what's been happening:

The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation has reviewed all the abstracts that were received for the 2019 Student Paper Competition and selected the three semi-finalists. The semi-finalists have submitted their papers and will present that paper at a special session during the ASFPM annual national conference May 21 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

In March, the foundation hosted the 6th Gilbert F. White National Flood Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The topic will be "Increasing Our Resiliency to Urban Flooding." One hundred invited experts sought to answer the high-level question: "How can we be better equipped as a nation to deal with rapidly increasing flood risk in urban areas?" 

ASFPM Foundation and the Floodplain Management Association (California, Hawaii, Nevada) co-hosted the State Flood Risk Symposium in Sacramento on April 4. Invited experts convened to examine the topic "The Differing California Flood Disasters."  Three subtopics were examined. FMA is working on developing policy recommendations and action plans, as well as continuing the discussions in workshops at their future conference.

Also on April 4, the foundation helped sponsor the Rocky Mountain Environmental Challenge in Colorado. Over 400 young people worked in teams to gain a deeper understanding of the threats to their communities from natural hazards, identify the causes of those threats, and develop plands to mitigate the impact on their community. Those projects represented problems ranging from poor stormwater management to school preparation to respond to disasters. Students from five schools presented their project proposals in a crowded district board room and handled tough questions from the RMEC panel of judges representing experts from the City of Fort Collins, Larimar County, State of Colorado, FEMA Region 8, Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, and the ASFPM Foundation. Representatives from Earth Force and FEMA Region 8, as well as one of the students, have been invited to speak at the ASFPM Foundation lunch at #ASFPM2019 about this exciting project.


The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation is dedicated to reducing the risk and impacts of floods on people and communities.


ASFPM Foundation serves as the catalyst for the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., its chapters and members to advance projects, education and policy initiatives that promote reduced flood risk and resilient communities.


ASFPM Foundation hosts a number of activities and events for the purpose of considering current flood policy and future flood risk issues at the national and state level. These events include the Gilbert F. White Flood Policy Forums, Larry A. Larson Speaker Series and State Symposia. The ASFPM Foundation supports our partners at ASFPM through project funding. A number of reports and publications are available here, and also visit the ASFPM Flood Science Center. Other foundation accomplishments include the development of the national Certified Floodplain Manager program, and the No Adverse Impact initiative.

The ASFPM Foundation proudly supports the education of current and future flood risk management professionals. Current college scholarship opportunities include the ASFPM Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship and the annual ASFPM Student Paper Competition. Activities, events and scholarships are made possible due to the support of ASFPM Foundation donors.


HELP US to continue to enhance the practice and science of floodplain management, to make this world a safer place for present and future generations. To ensure the continuation of forums, floodplain management research and scholarships, your donation is needed! Help support the goals of the ASFPM Foundation by donating today.


When you give to the ASFPM Foundation you support a variety of initiatives that reduce suffering and losses as a result of flooding, and promotes sustainable management of the nation's floodplains and watersheds. By donating, you set an example for fellow floodplain managers and do much to ensure our profession's continued national influence. Choose to make a one-time gift, or enroll in our recurring giving program to support our efforts year round. GIVE NOW.

Please send pledges and donations to:

Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation
575 D'Onofrio Drive, suite 200
Madison, WI 53719

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