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The Texas Floodplain Management Association honors those who have made exemplary contributions to floodplain management in Texas. Many of the awards are presented annually. However, awards of the highest honor, based on merit, are awarded only when an accomplishment or contribution to flood loss reduction in our industry deserves special recognition. Recipients are announced at the TFMA Conference. Email Robert Barker, Member Services Committee Chair, with questions.

Award Description


Floodplain Manager of the Year Download recommendation form for this award.

Each year, TFMA selects an individual who has shown excellence in the field of floodplain management. this individual has demonstrated dedication through administration of his/her community's floodplain management program in pursuing the goals of reducing flood losses and preventing loss of life. Recommendations are received each year from the general membership, and the Member Services Committee recommends an individual based on his/her achievements. The individual must be a current TFMA member. The Executive Committee will make the final selection.
 


Roy D. Sedwick Service Award - Download recommendation form for this award.

This award was created in 2004 to honor Roy D. Sedwick, the current and only Executive Director for TFMA. Sedwick has dedicated his life to floodplain management in Texas and to TFMA. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated long-term leadership to the Association and made significant contributions that have clearly influenced and advanced the Association. The Member Services Committee, working with the Board of Directors, selects the award recipient.
 

   


Special Recognition Award - Download recommendation form for this award.

These awards are presented by the Board of Directors as deemed appropriate. The awards are given to individuals in the floodplain management field who have demonstrated excellence in any endeavor worthy of recognition. One or several of these may be awarded in any year. In 2008, corporate sponsors and agencies formerly recognized in this category were created as separate awards.

John Patton Community Project Award Download recommendation form for this award.

This award was created in 2005 for Texas communities in financial support of community projects related to mitigating flood losses and public safety. This award currently carries a $500 contribution to the community. A community applying for project award funds must be a current TFMA member. Examples of project candidates: purchase and installation of NOAA weather radios in schools or critical care facilities or implementation of a public flood safety awareness campaign such as NWS's "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award    Download recommendation form for this award.

This award was created in 2008 and is for a firm that has shown leadership in the field of floodplain management.  This firm will have demonstrated successes in helping to reduce flood losses and the prevention of loss of life.  Recommendations are received from the general membership.  The Member Services Committee will evaluate the recommendations and will forward a recommendation to the Executive Committee, who will make the final selection.

 

Agency Sponsor of the Year Award    Download recommendation form for this award.

 

This award was created in 2008 and is for an agency that has shown leadership in the field of floodplain management.  This agency will have demonstrated successes in helping to reduce flood losses and the prevention of loss of life.  Recommendations are received from the general membership.  The Member Services Committee will evaluate the recommendations and will forward a recommendation to the Executive Committee, who will make the final selection. 

   


City Floodplain Management Excellence Award       Download recommendation form for this award.

This award was established in 2009. This award is for a city that has shown excellence in the field of floodplain management beyond the staff-led floodplain management program. First, this city has demonstrated achievements in reducing flood property losses and preventing loss of life through its floodplain management program. In addition, the city has gone beyond the typical program and encouraged citizen interest and action to minimize the impact of flooding. For example, it may have an innovative flood awareness program led by neighborhood groups, a partnership with environmental organizations and developers to reduce street flooding, or forward-thinking elected officials who have adopted higher standards for floodplain development. Recommendations are received each year from the general membership. The Member Services Committee recommends the city based on its achievements for final vote by the TFMA Board. The city must have a member in the Association. An elected official from the award-winning city is invited to the TFMA Conference to receive the award.

 County Floodplain Management Excellence Award        Download recommendation form for this award.

This award was established in 2009. This award is for a county that has shown excellence in the field of floodplain management beyond the staff-led floodplain management program. First, this county has demonstrated achievements in reducing flood property losses and preventing loss of life through its floodplain management program. In addition, the county has gone beyond the typical program and encouraged citizen interest and action to minimize the impact of flooding. For example, it may have an innovative flood awareness program led by neighborhood groups, a partnership with environmental organizations and developers to reduce street flooding, or forward-thinking elected officials who have adopted higher standards for floodplain development. Recommendations are received each year from the general membership. The Member Services Committee recommends the county based on its achievements for final vote by the TFMA Board. The county must have a member in the Association. An elected official from the award-winning county is invited to the TFMA Conference to receive the award. 

   

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