Floodplain Zoning Webinars

(The following information has been provided by Julia Orlowski, WAFSCM Secretary and promoted here as a benefit to APWA members who engage in floodplain zoning activities.)

UW-Stevens Point’s Center for Land Use Education invites you to attend a series of three webinars regarding floodplain zoning. Topics and dates are listed below. Additionally, feel free to forward this webinar information to anyone (particularly municipal or regional staff) who you think might benefit from these webinars. (Webinar Series Brochure)

Floodplain Zoning Webinars 3-Part Series

Thursdays: March 9, 16 and 23, 2023 from12:00 - 1:00PM

This series will introduce participants to the basic tools and objectives of floodplain management and take a closer look at floodplain zoning ordinance adoption and administration in Wisconsin. See their Planning and Zoning Webinars webpage for details and registration.

Floodplain Management Basics: March 9, 2023, noon-1:00PM

  • Planning and management tools to reduce flood hazards
  • Role of FEMA, DNR, and municipalities
  • Basics of floodplain zoning

Ordinance Adoption: March 16, 2023, noon-1:00PM

  • Model floodplain zoning ordinance
  • Ordinance adoption process, including DNR review
  • Review of recent statutory changes related to nonconforming buildings

Ordinance Administration: March 23, 2023, noon-1:00PM

  • Considering floodplains in the development review process
  • Common questions and scenarios
  • Sample forms and materials

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about tools and resources related to floodplain management
  • Understand the basics of floodplain zoning
  • Access new model floodplain zoning ordinance
  • Prepare for ordinance review and approval process

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal planning and zoning staff
  • Regional planning commissions and consultants that support municipalities
  • Local officials, clerks, and administrators
  • Municipal engineer, building inspector, or floodplain manager

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