The award recognizes the exceptional commitment and outstanding contributions of West Virginia's NFIP Coordinator in the realm of flood hazard mitigation.
CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) proudly announces that its dedicated National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator, Tim Keaton (below), has been recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) NFIP Community Assistance Program – State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE) and floodplain managers across the country with the esteemed Stacey Ricks Memorial State NFIP Coordinator of the Year award.
This prestigious accolade is named in memory of the late Stacey Ricks, a trailblazing figure in floodplain management. The award is evidence of the exceptional commitment and outstanding contributions of West Virginia's NFIP Coordinator in the realm of flood hazard mitigation and insurance. Keaton received the award after being nominated by his fellow floodplain experts across the nation.
With an unwavering passion for bolstering flood resilience and safeguarding communities across the state, Keaton has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to his role. As the NFIP Coordinator, Keaton and his team have consistently worked to raise awareness about the importance of flood insurance, educated communities on flood risk reduction strategies, and spearheaded initiatives to enhance West Virginia's preparedness for flooding events.
"It is with great pride that we acknowledge the achievements of our NFIP Coordinator in earning this well-deserved recognition," said WVEMD Director GE McCabe. "Tim's commitment to promoting flood risk awareness and supporting flood insurance within our communities has been exemplary, making West Virginia more resilient in the face of flood-related challenges."
The Stacey Ricks Memorial State NFIP Coordinator of the Year award is a significant honor in the field of floodplain management and underscores the vital role played by dedicated professionals who ensure the safety and security of communities at risk of flooding.
WVEMD extends its warmest congratulations to Keaton for this prestigious achievement. His tireless efforts in fostering flood resilience and promoting the NFIP's objectives have not only benefited West Virginians but have also set a shining example for others in the field.
BiographyWVEMD NFIP Coordinator Tim Keaton began working in emergency management after flooding in Southern West Virginia in 2001. A short time later, Tim was hired to work in WVEMD's National Flood Insurance Program.
WVEMD NFIP Coordinator Tim Keaton began working in emergency management after flooding in Southern West Virginia in 2001. A short time later, Tim was hired to work in WVEMD's National Flood Insurance Program.
Tim became a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) in 2004 and has consistently worked to make West Virginia more resilient ever since.
Tim lives in Lincoln County and enjoys traveling with his dogs, Willy, and Chloe.
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