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LFMA News Brief

 

Members,

We sincerely hope each and every one of you are safe during this unprecedented and trying time, and that the distress this global pandemic has caused subsides.

Due to recent rise of COVID-19 cases in the Country, and particularly in Louisiana, as well as Governor Edwards postponing Phase 3 Openings, the LFMA Board has made the decision to CANCEL the 2020 Annual Conference for the health and safety of our board, members, and community. We all were looking forward to the networking and sharing of important Floodplain Management updates that our annual conference has to offer. Your registration will be cancelled, and we will mail a refund check to you as soon as possible.

Until we can all safely meet again, we are working hard to bring continuing education opportunities to you so you can have the ability to keep up with your continuing education needs. FEMA and ASFPM are also currently conducting online classes at little to no cost which provides credit towards your CFM certification.

Typically held on the last day of the conference is our annual General Membership meeting. At this meeting, Board Members and Officials are elected. At a close vote of the board, the decision was made that ALL current Officers and Board Members will retain their current positions until we are able to hold a General Membership meeting. Since these times are unprecedented, our by-laws do not address instances where a General Membership meeting is missed or the safety of one can be called. It is our goal within the next few months to revise the by-laws to provide a way to hold future elections in the event the General Membership meeting cannot be held as scheduled.

We are hoping to see you all at the 2021 Conference next April.  We will keep the same location - Houma, LA.

We miss you, and we’re looking forward to a time when we can connect in person again. If you have any questions or would like to see any specific resources in the coming months, don’t hesitate to contact us.  To contact the Membership Chair, email: [email protected]

Thank you and be safe.

Toby J. Fruge', P.E., CFM

Chairman, LFMA

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