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Members only “Lunch & Learn” Meetings

Members only “Lunch & Learn” meetings will be held every other month on Thursdays at noon. A notification will be sent out prior to our next Lunch & Learn meeting. 

Our next scheduled meeting is on March 14, 2024 noon ET:

Title:  Flood Risk and Historic Structures

Description: Shannon Hulst, Floodplain Specialist for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant, and Sarah Korjeff, Historic Preservation Specialist for the Cape Cod Commission, will review the practical application of the exemption of historic structures from Substantial Improvement regulations and share lessons learned from qualifying historic projects in the floodplain on Cape Cod.


Sarah Korjeff works as Historic Preservation Specialist and Planner for the Cape Cod Commission, a regional planning and regulatory agency in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.  She is a primary author of the Commission's cultural heritage and community design guidance documents, and she has led planning efforts to make zoning consistent with community design goals in several towns and historic districts in the region.  She provides training and technical assistance to Historical Commissions and Historic District Committees across Cape Cod.  Sarah holds a master's degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.


Shannon Hulst is Floodplain Specialist for Barnstable County, MA with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant. She is a Certified Floodplain Manager with a master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. She provides technical assistance on all things related to flooding to communities, residents, and businesses on Cape Cod. Shannon has received national awards for her work in regional floodplain management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

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The massFM 2023 Annual Conference was held on October 23, 2023.  The presentations are available at 2023 Annual Conference Presentation PDFs.

MassFM 2022 Annual Conference (our first in-person conference) on October 13, 2022. Event details can be downloaded at: 2022 Annual Conference Details.


MassFM Annual Conference 2021: Climate Data Update: Evaluating Rising Risks (held October 21, 2021). The event flyer can be downloaded at: Annual Conference Flyer.

Elevation Certificate Virtual Workshop (Friday October 23, 2020)

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massFM First Annual Meeting (held on October 22, 2020) including annual conference training and and annual conference keynote panel.  

Event Flyer

Exclusive Webinar: Floodplain Design, Construction + Impacts on Flood Insurance (held on May 13, 2020)

Webinar Flyer

massFM/NMCOG Floodplain Management Workshop: Tewskbury, MA (held on October 10, 2019):

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A Brief Overview on Impacts of Climate Change and why Floodplain Management Matters

FEMA Flood Studies and Maps - Letters of Map Change
Flood Insurance and Mitigation
NFIP Basics in Massachusetts
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program
MEMA HMA Briefing
2018 MA State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan

massFM Kickoff Tour: Springfield, MA (held on April 11, 2019)

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The Stream Crossings Explorer

Substantial Improvement Practices

Fluvial-Geomorphology and Flood Risk Management

Post-disaster Responsibilities of Local Officials


massFM Kickoff Event (held on Nov. 8, 2018):

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No Adverse Impact - A Common Sense Strategy for Floodplain Management

Historic Structures in the Floodplain - Mitigation and Compliance

Post-disaster Responsibilities of Local Floodplain Administrators

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