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Membership Benefits

Since inception, the Association has welcomed everyone interested in floodplain management regardless of their location, employment, or whether their special interest is in structural measures, nonstructural measures, environmental issues, legislation, policy, or some other aspect of floodplain management. The members of the Association represent many federal, state, and local agencies as well as private firms. One of the great values of the Association is its role in providing a common meeting ground and forum for diverse views.

Individual Membership

Join as a full Member and receive:

  • Monthly briefings
  • Newsletter
  • Deep discounts to our annual conference, symposiums, and workshops
  • Vote and participate in our diverse Committees and Open Forums designed to shape the future of floodplain management

Member Services

The Association provides a variety of services to its members including:

Annual Conferences

FMA hosts one major conference annually. Each conference provides members an opportunity to present and discuss technical papers on various aspects of floodplain management as well as attend presentations by state and federal officials concerning their programs. The conferences also provide an opportunity for members to exchange information with their counterparts, learn about new products and services from vendor displays, and network with other floodplain management professionals.

Specialty Symposiums

FMA sponsors technical specialty symposiums, from time to time, on the latest technical and policy issues in floodplain management. Additionally, FMA sponsors two symposiums on a regular basis sharing technical information about flooding, hydrology, and other areas of interest to our members. Visit the symposium websites to see past proceedings and discover the value of these events.

Professional Training Workshops

A number of workshops for managers, engineers and planners are offered each year, such as HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS training, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) workshop and exam, and many others. Attendees receive CEC credits toward their CFM certification.


FMA's website provides extensive information including the following:

  • Upcoming events
  • Membership
  • Job listings
  • Links to other related programs, organizations and agencies
  • Flood related information
  • Conference presentations
  • Various downloadable documents

Forums And Committees

FMA members participate in various forums and committees through our online forums. Forums and committees help shape floodplain management policy and practice at local, state, and national levels.

Awards Program

FMA sponsors an active awards program to recognize individuals, firms, and agencies for their performance in the field of floodplain management. Awards include the following:

  • Media Award
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Floodplain Manager of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Goddard Award

Sponsorship Opportunities

FMA provides opportunities for a wide range of sponsorship categories to maximize marketing and business development efforts by its members. These include newsletter advertisements, website sponsorship and conference / symposium sponsorship.

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