This was a unique event lead by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII and was delivered to participants under a partnership with the state hazard mitigation teams, and the lead state agencies for floodplain management. The event improves flood mitigation for regional work surrounding the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) under the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Region VII CRS Coordinator has engaged the state floodplain administrators for this symposium to help improve the implementation of flood mitigation efforts creditable in the CRS Program. In bringing together various expert practitioners and speakers for this Symposium, FEMA and FEMA Region VII invited speakers with demonstrated excellence, professionalism, and relevance; noting that the opinions expressed are solely those of the presenter or attendee and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, policies, or regulatory requirements of the staff, this region, or agency. Nor, are contributions by various speakers to be deemed an endorsement of any kind for any individual, business, or company.