This workshop is designed as a peer exchange for counties and municipalities in Northern New Jersey to make them more aware of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) and the benefits it can bring to property owners in flood plain areas. The workshop will highlight several counties in our region with CRS User Groups that already provide support to local communities taking advantage of the CRS Program to improve resiliency.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15; 9:30 to Noon
WHERE: NJTPA Board Room – 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ
9:30 - to 9:40 - Welcome – Mary K. Murphy, Executive Director, NJTPA
9:45 to 10:15 – Community Rating System Overview - Marianne Luhrs, AICP, Natural Hazards Program Specialist/Regional CRS Coordinator, FEMA
10:15 to 11:00 - The Local Experience: Jason Botcher, GIS Specialist, Hudson County,Joe Barris, Assistant Director of Planning, Monmouth County, Mark Villinger, Principal Planner, Ocean County
11:00 to 12:00 – Q&A/Discussion and Next Steps – Facilitated by Jeff Perlman, NJTPA