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Flood insurance can be the equivalent of an extra house payment each year. It is reducing our ability to improve our homes and businesses, particularly on The Northside. When I was with the Chamber, I traveled to Washington D.C. to discuss floodplain designations with our representatives from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

I will continue advocating for the City with FEMA and our national representatives to reduce the number of homes that never flood as being in a floodplain.

The City needs to find a consistent staff person.

This position has changed three times in the past few years. We need an individual who can ensure the City gets back into compliance with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). Doing so will reduce flood insurance by 10%. 

The City is currently working with local company SEH on recommendations for the floodplain. As mayor, I look forward to seeing the plans they unveil and getting the City back into compliance with FEMA's NFIP Community Rating System (CRS).