The mission of the Massachusetts Association for Floodplain Management (massFM) is to create a forum for the exchange of local knowledge about floodplain management, to share that knowledge with the public, to inform municipal and statewide policies and procedures, and to improve the Commonwealth’s ability to mitigate flood hazards now and in the future. massFM strives to be inclusive across multiple disciplines, regardless of means.
The Association will serve as a supportive framework for those who manage floodplains, and who engage in associated professions, within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and surrounding states. The Association will serve as a forum for education, the exchange of ideas, and increasing public awareness about floodplain hazards and management practices. The Association shall solicit the thoughts, ideas, concerns, and issues related to floodplain management from its members to affect and integrate better management practices within public policy. Such pursuits will be based on the collective experience of a diverse statewide membership and result in environmental stewardship and better collaboration locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally among all partners and stakeholders with an interest in minimizing future flood risk and damages in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
WHAT WE DO
Educating, promoting, and informing on practices related to floodplain management.
The Association focuses its purpose on the following:
Providing opportunities for flood management practitioners to gain and share knowledge through workshops, meetings, and resource exchanges.
Promoting public awareness and implementation of effective and environmentally beneficial floodplain management principles including mitigation, resiliency, preparedness, response, and recovery and the linkages between them.
Informing and providing technical information relative to legislation pertinent and necessary to the effective implementation of sound floodplain management practices.
For more information about massFM view our bylaws by clicking here.
massFM is composed of approximately 50 members (as of the October 2020 annual meeting). Our membership is composed of individuals representing local, state, federal, and private organizations. Please check our Become a Member page if you are interesting in joining us to support our mission.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The current board of directors as shown below with the year each position term ends shown in parenthesis.
Bin Wang (2023)
Rosalie Starvish (2022)
Matt Shultz (2023)
Noah Slovin (2022)
David Azinheira (2022)
Joe Rossi (2023)
Linda Hutchins (2022)
Rebecca Haney (2023)
Shannon Hulst (2022)
Cape & Islands:
Rosalie Starvish (Chair)
David Azinheira (Chair)
Shannon Hulst (Chair)
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Gabrielle Belfit (Chair)
Annual Conference Committee
Noah Slovin (Chair)
Joy Duperault (Chair)