Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. was chosen by his peers to help lead a statewide organization focused on floodplain and stormwater management.
Emerson was recently elected North Regional Director of the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM), which works to solve Indiana’s stormwater management problems, hosts an annual conference, and provides training and resources to stormwater and floodplain professionals.
The organization also offers scholarships for students in civil or environmental engineering, planning, emergency management, environmental science, and other fields related to floodplain and stormwater management.
“I look forward to representing the Northern District of Indiana in this great organization and working to address stormwater issues in the state of Indiana,” Emerson said.
INAFSM members include personnel from federal, state, and local agencies; engineers; advisers; planners; elected officials; university teachers and students; and floodplain dwellers.
Its three directors cover the northern Indiana basin, comprising all or part of 37 counties generally north of the Wabash River; a central basin roughly between the Wabash and White rivers; and a southern basin between the White and Ohio rivers.