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Julie Tallman

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Title & Affiliation
Developmental Regulation Specialist City of Iowa City, Iowa
Chairperson Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association

Julie Tallman holds an MS from the University of Iowa’s Urban and Regional Planning program. She has been employed by The City of Iowa City since 1993, and has been administering Iowa City’s floodplain regulations since 1995. Julie is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)® and is currently serving as Chair of Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association (IFSMA), a Chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. IFSMA was formed after the 2008 floods with support of the Iowa Legislature, to advance the understanding of flood mapping, flood impacts and the importance of floodplain preservation in land-use planning. IFSMA is currently under contract with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to provide four training modules that will: 1) educate floodplain administrators on the updated Floodplain Management Desk Reference; 2) expand the number of communities capable of administering state floodplain regulations; 3) encourage greater state-wide participation in the Community Rating System, and; 4) provide a systematic flood response toolkit to walk communities through preparing for an imminent flood event, evacuating residents, assessing damage post-flood and utilizing available federal and state funding programs.