The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Scott Brazell, Community Rating System (CRS), Erosion & Sedimentation (E & S) Coordinator, has received the 2018 Outstanding Floodplain Manager Award from the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management (GAFM). GAFM Executive Board Chair Michael Blakely of Chatham County and GAFM Coastal Regional Representative Tom McDonald of the City of Savannah presented the award at Tuesday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting.
“I am thankful for Scott’s commitment to Camden County’s Floodplain management, particularly his work with the Community Rating System,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “We are proud that his hard work has been honored by his peers across the state.”
As CRS, E & S Coordinator, Mr. Brazell, a Certified Floodplain Manager, is responsible for Floodplain Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) compliance for Camden County, including the CRS Class 6 ranking. He also is the administrator of Camden County’s Land Disturbance Program in compliance with the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) ordinances relating to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.
As a result of the CRS Class 6 ranking, policy holders in unincorporated Camden County qualify for a 20% discount in the premium cost of flood insurance, generating an estimated savings of $145,845.00/year. The reduction in flood insurance premiums only applies to residents living in the unincorporated areas of Camden County. Additionally, the rating enhances public safety, preserves the natural functions of floodplains, and protects property. For more information, please contact Scott Brazell at 912-510-4320 or visit Camden County’s website at www.camdencountyga.gov.
From Left: Commissioner Lannie Brant; Commission Chair Jimmy Starline;
Tom McDonald, City of Savannah; Camden County CRS, E & S Coordinator Scott Brazell;
Michael Blakely, Chatham County; and Commissioner Ben Casey