The purpose and objective of AFMA is to provide a means of local representation on a state-wide basis regarding policies and activities dealing with floodplain management within the State of Arizona. This includes promoting the common interest in flood hazard mitigation, enhancing cooperation between the various related private, local, state and federal agencies, and encouraging and ensuring new and innovative approaches to managing the state's floodplains.
Formed in 1982, AFMA is a non-commercial, not for profit organization that provides local representation on a state-wide basis on floodplain management issues within Arizona. AFMA is a state chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, providing members with a conduit to national level training, publications, and policy issues impacting the profession. The Association provides an educational forum for technical and regulatory training and discussion relative to management of Arizona’s floodplains. The Association cooperates with other agencies with similar interests including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM).
Members represent a wide spectrum of people who desire to keep up-to-date on floodplain management issues. There are two membership classifications: Floodplain Administrator and Associate Membership. Floodplain Administrators are also the voting members of AFMA. Corporate Memberships are also available. A Corporate Membership allows a company or agency to provide AFMA membership to up to sixteen (16) employees. AFMA is open to anyone interested in floodplain management, flood mitigation, the rainfall/runoff process, regulatory or legislative issues, or any of the many related bodies of knowledge. All members are encouraged to participate in the meetings, hold positions on committees, and hold office.
DUES & FEES
Membership dues for one calendar year are $35 for Individual Membership, $100 for Corporate Membership, and Student Memberships are $17.50. General meeting registration fees are charged to defray meeting costs and vary depending upon the meeting location.
AFMA Wishes to Thank the Following Donors for their
Generous Contributions to our Scholarship Program in 2013:
Kenneth de Roulhac
Len Erie, Erie & Associates, Inc.
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Helm, Liversay & Worthington
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Premier Engineering Corporation
Purple Lizard Boutique
Dan & Luci Sherwood
Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Sunrise Engineering, Inc.
Wood, Patel & Associates, Inc.
General meetings are held twice per year, usually in May and November. Meeting locations rotate around the state in order to obtain understanding of local floodplain issues. The May meeting is held in the Central or Northern region, and the November meeting is held in the Southern or Central region. The first day is reserved for informative programs and training, and includes a variety of guest speakers. Committee meetings and reports and sometimes a field trip of local interest are held on the second day. A newsletter is published twice per year, prior to scheduled general meetings.