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Schenectady, NY 12301

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NYSFSMA’s mission statement/purpose

Founded in 2000, NYSFSMA brings together New York State professionals to foster awareness, information exchange and cooperation in the floodplain and stormwater management fields.

We are a state chapter of ASFPM - View Link

2020 NYSFsMA Members by Industry

2020 NYSFsMA Members by Industry Graph
  • Private Industry
    157 Members
  • Federal Government
    3 Members
  • Watershed or County Agencies
    65 Members
  • Non Profit and Academia
    11 Members
  • NYS Communities and Tribes
    219 Members
  • State Agency
    32 Members
  • Other
    1 Member
as of January 2020

2020 nysfsma members by region


NYS DEC REGIONS 1- 9 graph
NYS DEC REGIONS Breakdown of members in a chart

  • Region 1: (Long Island)Nassau and Suffolk counties
  • Region 2: (New York City)Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island
  • Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley)Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties
  • Region 4: (Capital Region/Northern Catskills)Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties
  • Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain)Franklin, Clinton, Hamilton, Essex, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga, and Washington counties
  • Region 6: (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario)Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and St. Lawrence counties
  • Region 7: (Central New York)Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins counties
  • Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes)Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties
  • Region 9: (Western New York)Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming counties

Board Members

Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos headshot


Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos

Region 4 Director

Brad Wenskoski, CFM

Colleen Flynn headshot

Vice Chair

Colleen Flynn, CFM

Paul Guillet, CFM Headshot

Region 5 Director

Paul Guillet, CFM

Headshot of Russell Houck


Russell Houck, PE, CFM
Headshot of Shaun Gannon

Region 6 Director

Shaun Gannon

Headshot of Bill Nechamen, CFM


Bill Nechamen, CFM
Headshot of Charles Woidt

Region 7 Director

Charles F Woidt, Jr., P.E., CFM
607.798.8081 ext 323

Headshot of Brian Zitani

Region 1 Director

Brian Zitani, CFM

Head shot of John Caterino

Region 8 Director

John T. Caterino, CFM

Headshot of Curtis Smith, CFM

Region 2 Director

Curtis Smith, CFM

Region 9 Director

Thomas E. Gould II, CEO, CFM

Headshot of Brent Gotsh

Region 3 Director

Brent W Gotsch, CFM

Committees & Chairs

Community Rating System (CRS) Committee

Janet Thigpen, CFM and John Gauthier, PE, CFM (Co-Chairs)Committee Objectives: Help communities improve CRS ratings; encourage new communities to participate in CRS.

Conference Committee

William Nechamen, CFM and Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos, CFM (Co-Chairs) Committee Objectives: Plan & develop necessary budget for annual conference; Plan & develop necessary budget for technical seminars; Arrange hotel space, meeting rooms, entertainment, speakers, exhibit areas, and conference materials; Coordinate with Executive Director and Finance Committee for budget and implementation; Review proposed conference contracts prior to signature by Executive Director, President or Vice President.

Newsletter Committee

Shaun Gannon (Chair) Committee Objectives: Develop a quarterly newsletter to be sent to members; Organize & prepare articles for printing or electronic distribution; Obtain necessary photos, clipart, and ideas for content; Coordinate with the Regional Directors to obtain articles.

Outreach & Education Committee

Jennifer Marcy, CFM and Stevie Adams, CFM (Co-Chairs) Committee Objectives: Provide opportunities for members to raise awareness about flood risk and mitigation of flood risk; Develop and coordinate a consistent and comprehensive training curriculum; Develop a training delivery system for members; Develop outreach via multimedia communication systems for our members and other organizations; Develop and implement an effective risk communication plan.

Public Policy Committee

Janet Thigpen, CFM and Bill Nechamen, CFM (Co-Chairs) Committee Objectives: Track legislation; Track activities affecting State and Federal policy; Report issues to Board for decisions on how to participate; Provide representative input to State and Federal Officials.

Website Committee

Colleen Flynn, CFM (Chair) Committee Objectives: Plan and develop annual budget for website services; Coordinate all activities related to website; Review and approve invoices for Treasurer to pay; Coordinate technical issues with website. 

Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

The NYSFSMA Bylaws are available to members by clicking the link below.



Association DocumentS

Meeting Minutes

Budget 2021 - 
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November 18, 2020 - View PDF
November 12, 2020 - 
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October 15, 2020 - 
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September 17, 2020 - 
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August 20, 2020 - 
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July 16, 2020 - 
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June 18, 2020 - 
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May 14, 2020 - 
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April 9, 2020 - 
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March 13, 2020 - 
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March 12, 2020 - 
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February 13, 2020 - 
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January 9, 2020 - 
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 7, 2019 - View PDF