Expectations for Floodplain Management During a New Federal Administration – Changes to FEMA Initiatives, Influence on 2017 NFIP Reauthorization and Climate Change Adaptation Prioritization

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • KC Prime Restaurant and Steakhouse, 4160 Quakerbridge Road, Trenton NJ 08648
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  • Open to all NJAFM Members, Guests and Non-members.

Registration is closed

A 45 minute presentation, discussion with question and answers session will be given by John Miller to NJAFM and guests.  Continuing education credits are pending for this event.  (Pending CFM credit 0.5 hours and Pending CEC of 1 hour)

The Obama Administration has championed a number of policies to respond to flood risk nationwide and the increasing costs of disasters to Federal Taxpayers. These have and will continue to influence how local floodplain administrators regulate and private contractors move forward with design, permitting and project funding. However, questions exist on what will change in a new Administration commencing January 2017. What Federal agency programs will change and to what extent? Will Obama Executive Order 13690, establishing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and influencing Federal investment in projects be repealed outright, and what regulatory processes exist that lengthen rollback? Will the new Administration strengthen funding requests for flood mitigation and infrastructure? What will FEMA look like under a new Administrator, how will the new Administration influence the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, and will the Disaster Deductible move forward in incentivizing local and state disaster preventative measures? Important to our state organization and membership, what does this all mean to how we do our jobs and conduct business? This talk, presented only days after the commencement of a new Administration, will give you thoughts on what can be expected in the years ahead and what role NJAFM will play in educating our members and alterations in our messaging and outreach.


John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM has been the NJAFM Legislative Committee Chair since 2007. Recently, he served as an Intern (summer of 2016) in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget with primary duties on the implementation or Executive Order 11988/13690 with the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and the President’s Climate Action Plan. He is now a Fellow in New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez’s Office to assist on the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program as an independent study advised by Howard Kunreuther, PhD of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller’s over two decades of engineering practice is most instructive in his public policy work.


Dinner and dessert will be provided by KC Prime Steakhouse. The cost per person is $40.00




KC Prime Restaurant and Steakhouse

4160 Quakerbridge Road

Trenton New Jersey 08648



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