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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Huettl earns Certified Floodplain Manager designation


Assistant City Engineer Emily Huettl has earned the Certified Floodplain Manager designation from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

In earning the credential, Huettl joins 48 other individuals in North Dakota, including City Engineer Lance Meyer and Principal Planner John Van Dyke.

“We all have to complete continuing education to maintain our certification, and that shows the City of Minot’s commitment to focusing on floodplain management and its importance to our community,” Huettl said. “Moving forward, understanding these issues and the new flood risk maps will be vital to helping our residents in the floodplain and maintaining our standing in FEMA’s Community Rating System.”

Huettl attended the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance program in December.                                            

The City appealed FEMA’s proposed flood risk maps in February 2020. Revised preliminary maps will likely be issued late this year, which means any new flood risk maps wouldn’t go into effect until 2024 or 2025.

The National Certified Floodplain Manager program was created in 1998, and requires passing an exam and earning continuing education credits annually to maintain certification. The role of floodplain managers is expanding due to increases in natural disasters, the emphasis on mitigation to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage, and a need for professionals to adequately address these issues.

Huettl joined the City’s engineering department in October 2018. She grew up in Minot, graduating from Bishop Ryan High School. She earned a degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and a masters in engineering management from Ohio University.

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