March 30, 2020

With more of our colleagues quarantined in their homes and unable to travel due to COVID-19, we know this puts our nation’s CFMs in a predicament, especially those with July and January renewal dates. Many of our Chapters are also having to make that difficult decision to cancel chapter conferences. 

March 6, 2020

3/20/2020: Due to COVID-19, the FEMA Discovery meetings are postponed to a date to be announced.


Municipal officials in the Upper Connecticut River Watershed have been asked to participate in the Discovery phase of a new flood hazard map update. Please attend the appropriate meeting and/or contribute information online to help identify the priorities.

February 4, 2020

2020 Schedule Vermont Tier 2 Rivers & Roads Training Program

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:

January 17, 2020


October 22, 2019

FEMA has invited municipal officials to discuss upcoming flood map updates in the Passumpsic, Otter Creek and direct-to-Lake Champlain Watersheds. 

The Discovery Meetings provide an update on the process ahead and how communities can identify places that need more attention.

Passumpsic Watershed.

August 15, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) will be hosting a 1-day Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Development Training at the SEOC in Waterbury (45 State Drive, Second Floor) on Friday, September 13, 8am-4:30pm, led by Vermont’s new mitigation plan reviewer at FEMA, Jay Neiderbach, along with Melissa Surette, the Senior Planner in Mitigation at FEMA Region I.

July 9, 2019

Vermont Emergency Management will be a hosting a 1-day FEMA benefit-cost analysis (BCA) Training at the State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury on Tuesday, August 20th. We invite anyone who is interested in developing BCAs for hazard mitigation projects to attend the training. I will send meeting materials and an agenda in the coming weeks, but wanted to get this on your calendars as soon as possible.

June 12, 2019

Community Planning for Disaster Recovery AWR-356

April 8, 2019

2019 Vermont Rivers & Roads Training Program Schedule

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:

March 29, 2019

We are happy to announce that we have scheduled an upcoming Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam in Vermont this spring. The exam will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 10am – 1pm at the Agency of Natural Resource’s Annex building (located at 190 Junction Road in Berlin, VT).


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