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1 … Delivering Solutions Creating Value … Taking the “NAI Pulse” of Flood Officials in Georgia – An NAI Community Survey ASFPM Annual Conference | May 22, 2012 Sean D. Roche, P.E., CFM Michael Baker Jr., Inc

2 Agenda  Forming the Committee  Goals and Objectives  Implementation  Lessons Learned  Next Steps Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

3  Forming the Committee  Conference participants  Georgia Association of Floodplain Management (GAFM) membership  Setup Monthly NAI Committee Calls  Objectives  Logistics for future calls  Roles and responsibilities. Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

4 Goals and Objectives  Established goals for the NAI Committee  Promote NAI principles within the State of GA  Provide guidance to local officials on how to implement NAI within their regulations  Offer training opportunities to GAFM members, ASFPM members, local officials Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

5 Progress Implementing Goals  Potential Training Methods  GAFM and ASFPM conference tracks  Lunch time presentations (in person or via webinars)  Utilize city/county-level outreach efforts  Other related organizations and efforts  NAI Principles Community Survey  Establish a survey – Review ASFPM NAI Toolkit to develop survey questions – Multiple surveys on few topics vs. a single comprehensive survey  Develop a communications plan Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

6 Progress Implementing Goals  Implementation of Goals (Continued)  How will survey be distributed, collected, summarized?  Phone, mail, or  Develop an extensive list of local officials to distribute survey  GAFM members, GA directory of FPAs, Other municipal officials  Distribute the survey via  Collect, analyze, and summarize responses  Results used to support other objectives:  Target specific training topics to further help and inform GAFM members, ASFPM members, and local officials regarding NAI principles.  Resource for local officials who would like to find out more regarding how NAI principles can be successfully implemented within their communities. Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

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9 Implementation of NAI Building Blocks Basic - Better - NAI Enhanced Respondents rated themselves as implementing BETTER NAI principles. Emergency Services Respondents rated Themselves as implementing ENHANCED NAI principles. Planning Regulations & Develop. Std. Areas where the majority of respondents are implementing BASIC NAI principles: Education and Outreach, Mitigation, and Infrastructure

10 Lunch & Learn Webinar Topics  Prioritized topics  Thirty-four areas where the majority of respondents were not implementing NAI Principles  Training assessment - prioritized the list based on input from attendees at annual GAFM Conference  Identified volunteers to give presentations  Logistics for organizing webinars  Quarterly basis  Getting PDH/CEUs/CECs  Remote presentation software capabilities  Use of registration for CEC tracking Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

11 First NAI Lunch & Learn Webinar  May 4, 2011 – Stream Restoration  By Kevin Tweedy, Senior Water Resources Engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  Agenda:  Riparian system impairments.  Stream restoration versus traditional approaches to channel stabilization  Case study examples –using stream restoration to achieve multiple water quality objectives.  29 Registered Attendees

12 Quarterly NAI Lunch & Learn Webinars  Impacts of Development in the Floodplain (8/10/11)  Ban Yusif, Atlantic Energy and Engineering  Master flood protection plans (11/9/11)  Cornelius Ani, Gwinnett County, GA  Rapid Development of a Flood Acquisition Project (2/8/12)  Carver Struve, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  Implementing NAI Concepts While Mastering the CRS Program (5/30/12)  Jeff Stanley, CRS Coordinator and GIS Analyst, City of Griffin, GA

13 Lessons Learned  Survey  Adobe Acrobat format  Attachments vs. link to GAFM website  Auto submittal process  Follow-up phone calls  Lunch and Learn Webinars  Advanced scheduling and reminders  Registration process  Test sessions  Last minute changes Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

14 Next Steps  Continued input to the NAI community survey  Both within GA and Nationally  Upcoming Lunch & Learn webinars  8/8/1 2 – Coastal NAI or climate change and emergency management adaptation  11/7/12 – Basic, better, or NAI enhanced – local community examples  Explore other outreach opportunities to educate and promote NAI Principles  Newsletters, local outreach efforts, and other organizations Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

15 … Delivering Solutions Creating Value … Questions & Comments ASFPM Annual Conference | May 22, 2012 Sean D. Roche, P.E., CFM Michael Baker Jr., Inc


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