Mitigation Misery – Practical Tools for Floodplain Managers Brown Bag – 11/17/2020

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Register now for FEMA’s November Virtual Brown Bag through Eventbrite here.

Mitigation Misery – Practical Tools for Floodplain Managers

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Adobe Connect Link and Conference line details are sent one day prior to the webinar. Watch your inbox!  The November Virtual Brown Bag, “Mitigation Misery – Practical Tools for Floodplain Managers”, presented by Edward Thomas Esq. We are very fortunate to welcome Ed! He is widely published, an elected Fellow of the American Bar Association (ABA) Foundation, member of the ABA Disaster Response and Preparedness Committee and Vice-Chair of the ABA State and Local Government Law Section’s Resilience Task Force. During his career in HUD and FEMA, Ed worked closely with individuals, companies, non-profit organizations local communities developing safe and affordable housing, and results oriented Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation. He worked closely with disaster survivors on about two hundred disasters and emergencies, serving as the President’s representative, the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), dozens of times.

Ed is currently working with many dedicated volunteers to further refine and promulgate the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association’s Disaster Risk Reduction curriculum. He also is one of the editors & authors of the just published ABA Community Resilience Handbook.

He manages a private practice of Law, Edward A. Thomas Esq., LLC and just relocated with his wife from the floodplain of beautiful Marina Bay, Massachusetts to live in lovely [and Earthquake prone] Rancho Mirage, California.

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Please RSVP for this free webinar through this EventBrite page. Feel free to share this email and the registration link (https://r6virtualbrownbag.eventbrite.com) with other interested stakeholders. Please note that one Continuing Education Credit hour will be available for Certified Floodplain Managers.

I hope you can join this online webinar! An Adobe Connect link and a call-in number will be provided via email to all registrants prior to the training session.