Flood insurance and DFIRM map meetings

Hello Community Contacts, First – thank you to everyone who has put out the word about the upcoming flood hazard map change and the meetings.

There are still three meetings ahead:

Tuesday January 22, 7 pm, Brown Public Library, Northfield
Thursday January 31, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield
Tuesday February 5, 6 pm Memorial Room, City Hall, Montpelier

Please encourage people to look at the flood hazard area map on the Vermont Natural Resources Atlas: tinyurl.com/vt-atlas

There is also information online at: vtfpm.blogspot.com

Please let me know if you didn’t get but would like a list of structures in or near the area of change. I also have a draft outreach letter that you can send to the actual owners at their actual postal addresses.

Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Ned Swanberg
Flood Hazard Mapping Coordinator, CFM
Vermont Watershed Management Division

Grant Writing Workshops

Want to know more about funding resources available for your town?
Need help with writing grant proposals?
If you work for or hold an elected position for a Vermont town or city, the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont’s Regional Planning Commissions, and Congressman Peter Welch’s office invite you to join us for a day-long grantwriting workshop. We will be holding 4 workshops across the state for town staff and volunteers to provide information and skill building around grantwriting, with a particular focus on federal grant resources. Thanks to our sponsors, there is no cost for participants.

Please join us from 8:30AM-3:30PM at any one of the following locations.
Registration is required. Lunch will be provided
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Grand Summit Hotel, 89 Grand Summit Way, West Dover

Friday, February 8, 2013 Memorial Building, 20 Church St, Hardwick, VT
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Rutland Regional Planning Commission,
67 Merchants Row, Rutland
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 St Leo Hall, 109 South Main St, Waterbury
(snow date 2/26/13 same time/same place)

To register, please e-mail Jen Peterson jpeterson@vermontcf.org and let her know which workshop you will attend. Please include the town you are representing, and your title/role with your town. Space is limited; please register soon (Note: please register by 1/18/13 for the West Dover workshop).