Natural Infrastructure Program Advisory Board

The Natural Infrastructure Program Advisory Board assists the Division of Mitigation Services in science-based decisions concerning the development and implementation of a new flood storage capacity program. The board consists of 18 members appointed by the DMS director, who also chooses one member to serve as chair. Members include representatives from academic institutions, environmental organizations, technical professional organizations, NC state government agencies and local government agencies, and have expertise in diverse fields including agriculture, land management and preservation, flood mitigation, banking and transportation. A full list of board members can be viewed at the link below.





NIFMP Advisory board meeting

10 a.m., May 18, 2023

Link to virtual meeting


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Name Organization Contact

Bill Holman

The Conservation Fund

Will McDow 

Environmental Defense Fund

Keith Larick

NC Farm Bureau

Amanda Martin

NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Bill Swartley

NC Forest Service

Matt Lauffer

NC Department of Transportation

Ken Ashe

NC Association of Floodplain Administrators

Kayne Van Stell

NC Ecological Restoration

Byron Reeves

City of Fayetteville Stormwater

Bobby Croom

City of Goldsboro

Sarah Collins

NC League of Municipalities


Bill Hunt

North Carolina State University

Randall Etheridge

ECU Water Resource Center

Coley Cordeiro

NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources

Dave Canaan

Mecklenburg County

Russ Harris

Southwest Commission Council of Governments

Danica Schaffer-Smith

The Nature Conservancy


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