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2023 Annual massFM Conference 

The massFM 2023 Annual Conference (our first in-person conference) on October 23, 2023, you can signup for the event using Everbrite here and our Call for Abstracts is located here.

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: June 22, 2023 noon ET:

TitleThe Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)—what you need to know.

Speakers:    Katie Rand & Karen Vale, FEMA Region I


Flood risk is increasing. Structures built to meet or exceed the NFIP minimum standards incur 65% less flood damage. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) was authorized by Executive Order to address future and current flood risk and to ensure resiliency of projects funded in whole, or part, by Federal taxpayer dollars. This presentation will outline the goals of FFRMS and the evolving status of its implementation with FEMA funded projects and projects funded by other Federal agencies. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation.


Katie Rand is a Senior Floodplain Management Specialist and FFRMS subject matter expert in the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch at FEMA Region 1.


Karen Vale is an Environmental Specialist and FFRMS subject matter expert in the Environmental and Historic Preservation Branch at FEMA Region 1.

Interested in this and becoming a member? Go to our Become a Member page here and if you would like information on a specific event please email us at


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)

Workshop Flyer


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):

Event Flyer


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)

Event Flyer


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):

Event Flyer


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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