Past Workgroup Meetings 

(notes, presentations, speaker contacts, etc.)


Speaker Presentations  

January 2017: Kent Henkel, CRS Coordinator for York County, presented on their last CRS Cycle Visit, after which the County increased their rating from a class 8 to a class 7. This presentation contributes to our Workgroup's "Successes & Lessons Learned" effort. Download Kent's presentation here. Download the documentation submitted for Open Space Preservation (Activity 420) and Additional Map Data (440) on the Successes & Lessons Learned page.
In addition to a presentation from York County, Mary-Carson presented information about the updates in the 2017 CRS Coordinator's Manual Manual. The Manual is not yet available for download, but will be posted on and distributed by Mary-Carson via email. The following documents will help CRS Coordinator's navigate the update: Overview of 2017 CRS Manual Revisions, Changes to Manual PowerPoint, List of Manual Changes, Updated Master List of Elements.

November 2016: Darlene Messina (, FEMA Region III, presented on recovery and repair post Hurricane Matthew. John Ritchey (, FEMA Insurance Technical Specialist, presented on loss avoidance. Richard Sobota (, FEMA Region III & CRS Contact, was also present & presented. Materials provided to the Workgroup include: Sample Disaster Recovery & Reconstruction Ordinance Language, Loss Avoidance Measures Section of FEMA Guidance, Flood Resistant Design Guide, and Flood Resistant Materials List.

September 2016: No presentation - discussion of available resources for inventorying open space. 

July 2016: Floodplain Management Planning (Activity 510), Presentation by Meg Pittenger from the City of Portsmouth on the City's recent floodplain management plan. ISO score = 254 points! Click HERE FOR A PDF of the presentation and read Portsmouth's Floodplain Management Plan here.

April 2016: Approved for 1 CEC! Bring Your Emergency Manager to Workgroup Day, Presentation by Al Goodman, Emergency Management Expert & CRS Consultant: How to Get Credit Under Activity 610, Flood Warning & Response. Click HERE FOR POWERPOINT with extensive speaker notes. Special note: *** When applying for 610 credit, make sure your plan and maps match. ***

September 2015: Updated Coastal Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Hampton Roads, Brian Batten from Dewberry. Powerpoint Presentation: click HERE FOR PDF VERSION and HERE FOR POWERPOINT.

March 2015: CRS Credit for Upcoming Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan, Leigh Chapman from Salter's Creek Consulting. Locality Capability Table: click HERE TO DOWNLOAD TABLE

January 2015: Summary of Wetlands Watch's Virginia Specific CRS Report, Shannon Hulst Jarbeau & Mary-Carson Stiff from Wetlands Watch. Powerpoint Presentation: click HERE FOR PDF VERSION and HERE FOR POWERPOINT.