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Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program - virtual

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Virtual - Zoom
  • 0


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Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP 101) is a comprehensive introduction to the information needed to implement a local floodplain management program.  The primary objective of this training is to provide floodplain managers, planners, environmental scientists, and insurance professionals in Washington with an introduction to the principals of floodplain management and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Additionally, the course will focus on the implementation of floodplain management requirements found at 44 CFR 60.3 and RCW Chapter 86.16.

The course will be delivered in three 3 hour virtual sessions on Zoom. The sessions will take place from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on 4/26, 4/27, and 4/28. 

Participants will have the option to log on 15 minutes early on day 1 for a brief introduction to Zoom. 


David Radabaugh, is the State of Washington National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator at the Washington Department of Ecology.  Mr. Radabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation.  Mr. Radabaugh has worked in land use planning and permitting in western Washington for the past 25 years.  Mr. Radabaugh's current work includes providing technical support for the National Flood Insurance Program, grant management, and floodplain management planning. 

Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions.  She is the NFIP Coordinator for Eastern Region and provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities throughout the state.  Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 

Matt Gerlach is a floodplain management planner with the Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional office. Matt provides technical assistance to local governments implementing the National Flood Insurance Program, manages Floodplains by Design grants and assists with comprehensive flood hazard planning. Matt holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geology.

Sandra (Sandy) Floyd is an NFIP Regional Coordinator for the Department of Ecology’s Central Regional Office.  Prior to joining Ecology her previous job history consisted of working in local government processing development applications as well as an engineering & survey firm creating development applications and submittal documents.  Having sat on both sides of the table helps to assist in implementing an effective floodplain management program.

Meagan Hayes is the Eastern Region Floodplain Management Planner with the Department of Ecology, working for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. Mrs. Hayes’ primary scope of focus includes reducing flood losses, enhancing natural floodplain function, and assisting Eastern Region communities in their implementation of their Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Previously, Mrs. Hayes worked for local governmental agencies as a Land Use Planner and Floodplain Administrator, bringing expanse understanding and recognition of the role of the local community to her position with the State.

Mrs. Hayes holds a B.S. in Conservation Management and Planning with areas of focus including Communication Studies and Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Floodplain Planner (CFM) through the Association of State Floodplain Management Planners (ASFPM). Mrs. Hayes enjoys reading, fishing, hiking, and is a proud dog-mom to her beloved Copper Finn.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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