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Presentation from John Dorman, Assistant State Emergency Management Director for Risk Management

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

You are invited to attend a featured presentation at 8:30 am on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the University Capitol Centre (UCC) in Iowa City. The Iowa Flood Center is hosting special guest presenter John Dorman, the assistant state emergency management director for risk management in North Carolina.

Who: John Dorman
Assistant State Emergency Management Director for Risk Management
Chief Information Officer, North Carolina Emergency Management
Director, North Carolina Flood Risk Management Program

What: Mr. Dorman will discuss North Carolina’s past, present, and future progression with the lifecycle of flood risk management. His presentation will focus on the phases of North Carolina’s implementation and touch on the key data, modeling, technology, applications, and partnerships that have enabled North Carolina to advance and implement a database-derived, dynamic, digital display of flood hazard and risk information.

Where: 200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

The meeting will be held in the UCC Seminar Room (room 2520-D). Parking is available in the Capitol Street Ramp adjacent to the University Capitol Centre. Please contact Breanna Shea for further directions at breanna-shea@uiowa.edu or at 319-384-1729.

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 8:30 am

Why: Mr. Dorman’s leadership, expertise, and experience related to flooding and disaster response, preparedness, and recovery provide valuable information that can be applied to the state of Iowa.

Mr. Dorman is responsible for the design, acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of data, models, analysis, systems, and applications associated with all hazard and threat risk management. He has managed numerous national demonstrations and statewide initiatives, including: LiDAR-derived elevation data; high-resolution orthophotography; building footprints generation and digital floorplan display; a database-derived, digital display of flood risk; school risk and response management; sea-level rise impact; flood inundation mapping and alerts; and state emergency response application. Since 2014, Mr. Dorman has served as chair of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), and he is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events.

The public, emergency managers, elected officials, and professionals working in disaster recovery and response are invited to attend this event. There will be time for questions from the audience following the presentation. Please join us!

For additional information, contact Breanna Shea.



January 24
8:30 am - 9:30 am


2520D University Capitol Centre
200 S Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States