NAFSMA Leaders Gale Fraser and David Mallory Named to FEMA Mapping Council

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced members of its newly created Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), among those chosen are Gale Wm. Fraser, II, PE, former President of NAFSMA and General Manager/Chief Engineer of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, and David Mallory, NAFSMA Floodplain Management Committee Co-Chair of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.
 
As directed by Congress, the Council is tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program to ensure that flood insurance rate maps reflect the best available science and are based on the best available methodologies for considering the impact of future development on flood risk. 
 
The establishment of TMAC was mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and was further expanded by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.