Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

 Chester W. Stribling, Chairman, Lee District Supervisor


June 12, 2008

Staff Lead:


Frederick P.D. Carr, Director


Community Development


A Resolution to Approve Training and Travel Expenses for an Employee in the Department of Community Development


Topic Description: 

The Department needs to send Jennifer Kilanski, Assistant County Engineer, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified HEC RAS Training Course being offered at Penn State University from August 11-13.  The course costs $1,595 for the three days, while lodging, per diem (meals) and mileage adds an estimated $700 for a total cost of $2,295.  The Department has FY 2009 Operating Budget funds available under Conference & Education to cover this essential training.  Registration payment in early July allows for some cost saving and insurance that Ms. Kilanski can attend the course which is in high demand.

This Penn State University program is the only one offered in the Mid-Atlantic.  With Michael Edelen, P.E., who previously reviewed all floodplain studies now assigned to the Directed Assistance Review Team, Jennifer Kilanski has been assigned this review responsibility.  Therefore, the Department needs Ms. Kilanski to attend this program to update her capabilities and knowledge with current FEMA accepted methodologies for reviewing floodplain studies.  It improves the Departmentís capabilities in this discrete technical area and also provides her with continuing education credits for maintaining engineering registration.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:

The Departmentís FY 2009 Budget (Conference & Education) can cover the registration and travel expenses as outline above.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:


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