The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association (OFMA) officially organized in November, 1990, with the intent of bringing together those individuals who have a common interest in floodplain management. Since its formation, OFMA has become a resource regarding the “HOW TO” of Floodplain Management as well as providing access to regulatory, engineering and technical expertise, networking needed to insure compliance with the National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP) and new changes as Congress directs. OFMA would like to invite you to join us as we work together to promote better floodplain management around the state.
- Promoting interest in flood damage abatement;
- Improving cooperation among various related local, state and federal agencies; and
- Encouraging innovative approaches to managing the nation’s floodplains.
- Floodplain Managers Lenders
- Building Inspectors Insurance Agents
- Surveyors Realtors
- Engineers Elected Officials
- Planners Media Representatives
- Contractors Students
- Local, State & Federal Agencies Concerned Citizens
Download and Complete the Application and submit it, along with a check or purchase order, to:
Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association, Inc.
PO Box 8101
Tulsa, OK 74101-8101
There are three types of memberships:
Full Membership: $50.00
Agency Membership: $75.00
Corporate Sponsor*: $150.00 (Plus $10.00 per employee)
OFMA’s Targeted Membership Base consists of:
Floodplain Managers Lenders
Building Inspectors Insurance Agents
Engineers Elected Officials
Planners Media Representatives
Stomwater Professionals Local, State & Federal Agencies
BENEFITS OF OFMA MEMBERSHIP
Understanding Problems and Finding Solutions:
OFMA brings together floodplain management professionals experiencing similar problems with those who may have solutions. Members gain a better understanding of the state’s floodplain management efforts and develop a cooperative, harmonious relationship
through participation in Association activities.
- Professional Development
OFMA membership affords floodplain managers an unprecedented opportunity for professional development, such as courses on the
NFIP and other advanced workshops.
- Speaking With One Voice:
Members gain the ability to communicate a uniform position on current concerns, rule changes, local programs and other floodplain
management issues. A unified membership can present one strong voice to communicate to the state legislature.
- Membership In The ASFPM:
OFMA is a Chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., and can influence regional and national issues that affect
floodplain managers. Chapter members receive discounts on ASFPM publications and conference workshops.
The greatest benefit of OFMA membership is the opportunity for floodplain information exchange among colleagues and peers in the
public and private sectors.
- Participation in Committees of Specialized Interest:
Participation in OFMA’s committees provides members with an opportunity to become involved, take ownership, make a difference, gain specialized knowledge and information, and have a say in the future direction of floodplain management in the State of Oklahoma.
As an OFMA Member you will receive “The B.F.E.”, OFMA’s newsletter. This newsletter provides professional information to members, including upcoming calendar events, committee information and updates, program changes, training and educational opportunities, the State NFIP Coordinator’s column, rules and regulations, helpful web links, and other needed information.
Accreditation and Certification
Local Floodplain Administrators are required to be accredited by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. Furthermore, in 1999, OFMA
adopted the national ASFPM program for professional floodplain manager certification. For additional information on how to become
a Certified Floodplain Manager, please go to www.okflood.org or contact one of the Board Members.
OFMA BOARD POSITIONS:
The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association has an eleven (11) member Board of Directors:
- 5 Regional Representatives
- Past Chair
- State NFIP Coordinator
The names and contact information can be found on the OFMA web site. You are welcome to contact any of these individuals
and/or your Regional Representative for more information. If you are interested in becoming more involved in OFMA, we
welcome you to join one of the Association’s ten (10) standing professional committees:
- Training Cadre
- Tribal Committee
- Conference Committee
- Disaster Response Team (DRT)
There are also five (5) topical/ad hoc committees. Should you wish to participate, they are:
- CRS Work Group