Roanoke Valley - Alleghany PDC Floodplain Management Workshop

APA Virginia Chapter


Friday, March 23, 2018
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

Roanoke, VA, United States

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This is a one-day workshop for local officials involved in floodplain management, including planners, zoning administrators, building officials, emergency managers, engineers, etc. This workshop will introduce participants to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Floodplain Management staff and provide updated training on floodplain management requirements.


Workshop topics will include:


  • Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program

  • Floodplain Ordinances and Permitting requirements

    • Floodplain Management Regulations

    • Ordinance Requirements

      • Model Ordinance Updates

    • Administrative Procedures

    • Accessory Structure Requirements

    • Elevation Certificates

  • Flood Hazard Maps and Data

    • How to Use Flood Insurance Rate Maps

    • Accessing and Using Flood Hazard Data

    • Virginia Flood Risk Information System

  • Pre- and Post-Disaster Considerations

    • Substantial Damages and Substantial Improvements

    • Floodplain Administrator’s Role in the Hazard Mitigation Plan Process

  • Community Rating System

  • DCR Division of Dam Safety & Floodplain Management update

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Kristin Owen, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Kristin Owen is a Floodplain Program Planner for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management (DCR). Kristin works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state agencies, and local communities in Virginia to provide technical assistance and floodplain management trainings. Kristin assists ... Read More

Gina DiCicco, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Gina DiCicco is a floodplain program planner for the Virginia Department of Conservation (DCR). In this role, Gina serves as a liaison between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and communities in Virginia. She conducts community assistance visits, reviews floodplain ordinances, presents at floodplain workshops and conferences, and coordinates development of ... Read More

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Kristin Owen,