Local Land Use Strategies for Reducing Flood Risk

APA New York Upstate Chapter


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9 a.m. - noon EDT

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Federal regulations state that communities participating in the NFIP must take flood hazards into account in all official actions relating to land management and use. This workshop will review the available tools for implementing comprehensive local floodplain management programs that use local authorities to proactively manage land uses in mapped floodplains and other hazardous areas. Participants will learn about strategies for integrating flood hazards with other local priorities in comprehensive plans and for promoting flood safe land use patterns through local regulations. We will apply these principles to case studies.


Janet Thigpen

Invited Speaker

Janet Thigpen is the Flood Mitigation Specialist for the 3-county Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board in New York State. She has implemented a regional Flood Assistance Program since 1996, providing technical, planning, and grant writing assistance for diverse flood damage prevention activities. The program encompasses floodplain management ... Read More

Jayme Thomann

Invited Speaker

Jayme Breschard Thomann is a Senior Planner at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC), located in Rochester, New York. She provides comprehensive planning support to a nine county region. She has led numerous planning efforts over the last ten years with G/FLRPC specializing in land use, municipal ... Read More

Contact Info

Bill Nechamen, billnechamen@gmail.com