News & Announcements Blog

This blog is about NJAFM News and Announcements. Posts can only be made by NJAFM Administrators, however comments to the posts can be made by all registered members. If you have an announcement that you would like posted to this blog, send the request to This blog is viewable by the public.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:36 PM | Richard Franks
    The New Jersey Building Officials Association recently recognized the efforts of Bob Burlew,  construction official for Union Beach and Keyport, by voting unanimously to name him state “Inspector of the Year.” 

    Many NJAFM members will know Bob from his appearances at our annual conference, click here for details of his work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Friday, April 17, 2015 4:23 PM | Richard Franks

    Resilient Communities: Strategies for Survival and Growth in the Face of Natural Hazards

    April 28, 2015:  8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Please join the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for a workshop exploring the resources and assistance programs available to strengthen your municipality's capacity for resilience.

    These sessions will be held at the Middlsex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872.

    For more details, click here.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:18 PM | Richard Franks

    Webinar: Resolving "Water Wars" : Use of Mediation and Collaboration in Stormwater Conflicts

    Friday May 15, 2015, 12 noon to 1:30pm ET

    • Is water runoff from off-site, damaging your property?
    • Are increasing storm intensities creating complaints from other property owners?
    • Is it going to cost almost as much on legal and expert fees as cost to remediate?
    • Does court seem like the only place you can get help?

    For more details, click here.

    To register for the webinar, click here.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:22 PM | Richard Franks
    The Bergen County Division of Open Space is hosting a workshop on the newly established Floodplain Protection Program, which is part of the Bergen County Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, Farmland & Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 (1:00 p.m. registration) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Bergen County Administration Building, Room 460 (Learning Center), 4th Floor, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack.

    The Land Conservancy of New Jersey will present how a municipality prepares a municipal Floodplain Acquisition Plan and representatives from Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program will discuss floodplain restoration and implementation strategies a municipality can take after structures are removed.

    Please register for the workshop by clicking here.

    If you have any questions, please contact Adam Strobel at either or 201-336-6458.

  • Friday, March 06, 2015 2:22 PM | Richard Franks

    March 12, 2015 (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm)

    Bay Head Yacht Club, Ballroom, Bay Head, NJ

    Check-In 1-2pm. Refreshments will be served!

    How do you elevate buildings without adversely affecting historic character?

    What do elevations do to a streetscape? What are the best design options?

    What happens to the residents who can't afford to elevate or rebuild?

    Click here for more details and registration

  • Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:40 AM | Richard Franks

    Move could make Jersey Shore communities less vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Sandy.

    Click here for the full article.

  • Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:34 AM | Richard Franks
    Monmouth County’s Community Rating System (CRS) Assistance Program has been recognized by two national organizations, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

    “It is an honor for Monmouth County to be recognized on a national level for a program that stemmed from a way to help our residents recover from a horrible storm,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). “In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, our towns needed to get fully engaged in flood hazard mitigation and better understand the CRS and how it can help the community and the residents save money.” 

    For more details click here.

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:34 PM | Richard Franks

    At this critical NJ Spotlight Roundtable, a panel of experts will detail what New Jersey is doing to deal with climate change, what it has not done, and what it should do now.

    Friday, February 13, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST), Trenton, NJ

    John A. Miller, NJAFM Legislative Committee Chair, will be taking part as a panelist.

    Click here for more details.



  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:18 PM | Richard Franks

    Featuring John Miller, NJAFM Legislative Committee Chair:

    Link to Article

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:34 PM | Richard Franks
    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Insurance Services Office (ISO) will be holding a free workshop (advanced class) on the Community Rating System. This workshop starts @ 9:30 on January 13th and will be held on the lower level of the Cape May County Library (OEM) located at 30 Mechanic Street, Middle Township (Cape May County), New Jersey. 

    If interested, please contact Jim Watt at (609) 292-2296 or  prior to January 8th, 2015.

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