Floodplain Training and Education

2020 Training Dates

February 25, 2020 (Tuesday), 8:45 am – 4 pm, Minnetonka Community Center; Basic Floodplain and Shoreland Management Training

February 27, 2020 (Thursday), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Crow Wing County Offices, Brainerd; Basic Floodplain and Shoreland Management Training

March 4, 2020 (Wednesday), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fire Station #2, Rochester; Basic Floodplain and Shoreland Management Training

September 2020 – 2 day training; location in Metro area to be determined; Introduction to FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) – highlights from 4 day FEMA training offered at EMI in Maryland.

Starting mid-summer, watch for dates of additional trainings to be offered fall 2020.

Questions and RSVP

Contact [email protected] or Ceil Strauss,[email protected], 651-259-5713 for more details on topics to be covered or to RSVP for a training.

Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM) Annual Conference

The next annual conference will be in November 2020 at a location to be to be determined. Look for the latest information from the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers.

  • November 18, 2020: workshop and tour
  • November 19, 2020: conference
  • November 20, 2020: CFM exam offered


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