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WEBINAR: Community Rating System - Panel Discussion

Join us for a webinar to help you in your professional stormwater management and floodplain work.

Presentation Summary:
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a program that rewards communities with automatic discounts on flood insurance premiums.  To participate, a county or municipality must designate a CRS Coordinator and provide a signed statement by the Chief Executive Officer that the community is compliant with the insurance requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

CRS activities are divided into categories of increasing complexity.  As a community advances in the program, flood insurance premiums for structures in the 1% annual-chance flood hazard area are automatically discounted from 5% to as much as 45%.  

The State of Iowa has two counties and six cities participating in CRS.  The May 22 Lunch and Learn will be a roundtable discussion with four CRS Coordinators: Leanne Harter (Story County), Doug Ollendike (Clive), Sandy Pumphrey (Cedar Rapids), and Julie Tallman (Iowa City).

About our Panel:

Doug Ollendike,
is the Community Development Director for the City of Clive.  Doug has been with the City of Clive since 1996.  He is responsible for the management of the Planning and Zoning, Building Construction and Code Enforcement divisions within the Community Development Department. Additionally, he is the Floodplain Administrator and lead for the City’s CRS program (Class 5). 
Doug attended Iowa State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community & Regional Planning and a master’s degree in Business Administration.  He also has achieved the American Institute of Certified Planners designation and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.

Julie Tallman is a graduate of The University of Iowa’s Urban and Regional Planning program and a Certified Floodplain Manager.  She assumed the duties of floodplain administrator for the City of Iowa City in 1995.  Ms. Tallman has administered the Community Rating System for the City of Iowa City since 2011 and has advanced the program from a Class 8 to a Class 6.  She served as Elections Chair for the Association of State Floodplain Managers in 2012 and 2013, served on the State of Iowa Water Resources Coordinating Council floodplain advisory board in 2009, assisted with the 1999 State of Iowa Wetland and Riparian Areas Conservation Plan, and is co-founder and former Chair of the Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association.  She currently chairs the Education Committee for IFSMA.  

Leanne Lawrie Harter graduated from Iowa State University with her Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning.  She began her planning career in Fort Collins, Colorado and in 1998 accepted a planning position for Story County, eventually appointed as Director for the Planning and Development Department.  She is currently the Story County Outreach and Special Projects Manager, guiding strategic planning, capital improvements planning, economic development efforts and other specials projects. She continues her role as Story County’s floodplain manager, and serves as the CRS Coordinator as well.  Ms. Harter is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), she is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and a founding member of Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association (IFSMA).  She has served as Chair and Secretary and is currently serving on the Education Committee.

Sandy Pumphrey is the Asst. Development Services Manager and CRS Coordinator for the City of Cedar Rapids.  His day to day role is to oversee the City's technical code review of all developments within the City.  He graduated with a combined Bachelors/Masters degree in Civil Engineering with Management from the University of Birmingham, England, and has professional experience in private, public and non-profit environments.  Sandy is a Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).  Sandy has a professional passion for seeing development occur with minimal or redeeming influence on adjacent flood-risk.  He lives in Cedar Rapids with his family.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Webinar attendance link will be provided when your registration is complete.
Teresa Stadelmann
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IFSMA - 31st State Chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)