In-person Event

ASFPM 2023 Conference

Raleigh, North Carolina
May 7–11, 2023
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We look forward to attending and presenting at the Association of State Floodplain Managers 2023 Conference.

Our disaster mitigation experts help state and local governments improve resilience with hazard mitigation planning, grant application development, and program management services.

Join our presentations

Using BRIC for Utility Protection and System-Based Mitigation in North Carolina

Session C: Tuesday, May 9, 3:45-5:15 p.m.


  • Rachel Bradley, CFM - ICF
  • Edward (Ned) Fernandez, CFM - ICF
  • Drew Foy - City of Hickory, NC
  • Robert Cloninger - City of Gastonia, NC, Two Rivers Utilities
  • Matt Broderick, PE - KCI Technologies

This presentation will cover two case studies where municipalities successfully leveraged novel federal resilience funding for projects incorporating system-based mitigation and nature-based solutions to protect critical infrastructure in North Carolina. Both the Hickory and Gastonia projects mitigate impacts to multiple critical community lifelines and facilities and anticipate future conditions—key elements of FEMA’s new programmatic focus on projects that incorporate system-based mitigation.

Attendees will learn about system-based mitigation and how it can be incorporated into federally funded hazard mitigation projects. This presentation will also explore nature-based solutions, partnership engagement, and equity considerations and how they can be incorporated into a mitigation project’s scope and design.

Building Holistic Housing Recovery: Learnings from the Hampton Roads Regional Post Disaster Housing Recovery Project

Session H: Thursday, May 11, 2:00-3:30 p.m.


  • Kelli Reddick, CFM - ICF
  • Dave Topczynski - City of Virginia Beach, VA, Office of Emergency Management

The Hampton Roads Regional Post-Disaster Housing Recovery Project will create a housing recovery plan that serves 240,000 residents of Hampton Roads, as well as 7,000 residents with access and functional needs that can be activated within 30 days of an incident. The outcome of this project was a playbook that provides a framework for regional coordination and recovery activities necessary to provide temporary, interim, and long-term housing solutions after a catastrophic incident, such as a Category 3 Hurricane.

Participants will learn about the regional housing recovery planning process and hear lessons learned on how to engage diverse stakeholders within a multijurisdictional project.

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  • Disaster management
  • Disaster mitigation