Critical Facilities and Flood Risk
ASFPM Recommendations

Chad M. Berginnis, CFM
Associate Director
Association of State Floodplain Managers

March 23, 2011

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Related Websites:
Critical Facilities and Flood Risk Position Paper
FEMA Web page and link to Executive Order 11988
FEMA Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds
ASFPM Website
ASFPM Annual Conference, May 15-20, 2011
ASFPM March 11, 2011 Testimony on the National Flood Insurance Program

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2 (9%) Government 7 (33%)
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"Chad did a thorough job of presenting the information. He was obviously very knowledgeable on the topic."
Charlie Hanson
Montana DES

"Great program."

"Excellent presentation. Very knowledgeable speaker. I liked the format of sending in typed questions rather than having them voiced. It allows for better focus I feel."

"The best EIIP presentation I've heard. Better than Craig Fugate, which is high praise indeed. I didn't hear a lot of new information, but the presentation was extremely knowledgable but not overly technical. Great Q&A as well."
Pete Grandgeorge

"Thank you for hosting this program."
J. R. Jones

"Good presentation, good information, very useful."
Jim Mickey
Licking County OH

"Thank you for this presentation. I found it to be very informative and will share the information with my colleagues."
Jane Teehan

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Mr. Berginnis joined the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) in 2011 as Associate Director. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land use planning at the state, local and private sector levels. As a state official, Chad worked in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program and was Ohio's State Hazard Mitigation Officer. As a local official, he administered planning, economic development and floodplain management programs in Perry County, Ohio. In the private Sector, he was the national Practice Leader in hazard mitigation for Michael Baker Jr. Inc. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as Insurance Committee Chair, Mitigation Policy Committees' Coordinator, Vice Chair, and Chair. He has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Ohio State University.