Big “I” Flood
NFIP Seeks Nominees for CRS Award for Excellence
Nominate a person who is worthy of recognition.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is accepting nominees for an award that recognizes individuals who have advanced the vision of the NFIP and the Community Rating System (CRS).
The CRS is a program within NFIP that provides guidelines for participating communities that want to continually improve their community’s safety and resilience to flooding and other natural disasters.
“While all CRS communities
are taking steps that improve their flood safety and resilience, certain communities stand out due to the exemplary efforts of specific individuals, who through their knowledge, commitment and passion, have made their communities safer,” according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
According to award guidelines, the nominee could be an insurance or real estate professional, local official, floodplain manager or other community leader who is:
- Actively involved in a CRS community and knowledgeable about the potential risk of local flooding.
- Active in promoting the use of flood insurance as a key tool in helping individuals prepare for the contingency of flood damage to their properties.
- Active in encouraging community leaders to continually improve the community’s safety and resilience related to flooding and other disasters.
- Recognizable as having noteworthy achievements in the area of alerting residents and businesses to potential flood dangers and promoting the purchase of flood insurance.
If members know of any such an individual, please help to recognize their achievements by completing the nomination form
no later than Feb. 24. The CRS Task Force, employees of FEMA and Insurance Services Offices are not eligible.