CRS Saves Lives & Money, A Dynamic CRS Program Means a Safe Community & Can Provide an Annuity to its Citizens

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, NJ 08225
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  • Open to all NJAFM Members, Guests and Non-members.

Registration is closed

A 45 minute presentation, discussion with question and answers session will be given by Benny Tafoya to NJAFM and guests.  Continuing education credits are pending for this event.  (Pending CFM credit 0.5 hours and Pending CEC of 1 hour)

A community that actively participates in the CRS Program and increases its level in CRS can not only help to save lives, it can also lower the cost of Flood Insurance to the people and businesses in that community. The savings to a community continue as long as the community remains compliant with the requirements of the NFIP/CRS Program.

An outstanding example is the city of Margate City, NJ. Margate is a Class 5 Community in CRS and as such Jim Galantino, CFM, Construction Official, saves its citizens, businesses and the city itself $1,672,144.00 on Insurance Premiums each year.

Margate has been a Class 5 CRS Community since October 1, 2013 with cumulative savings to the community of $6,688,576 on Flood Insurance Premiums. All of this while Protecting Lives and Property.

Coastal Communities need the NFIP/CRS Program; however, they need to actively participate in the CRS, to increase their levels.


Benny Tafoya is a Certified Floodplain Manager as well as a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, he is a charter member of the American Robotics Society, and a member of the AIDC100 (Automatic Identification Manufactures 100). He is also a long time member of SPIE (Society of Photographic & Optical Instrumentation Engineers). Benny has spent 50 Years in the Computer Industry he is a holder of 12 Domestic and International Patents. He has designed and patented Optical Laser Scanners, Optical Character Readers, Mapping Systems (Map Scanners and Data Base Systems). His work with the United States Defense Mapping Agency led to a love of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems.

Benny is currently employed by the city of Ocean City as a GIS/CRS Applications Specialist. He is responsible for all of the city’s GIS Programs and Systems and also the city's CRS program.


Dinner and dessert will be provided by Atlantic City Country Club. The cost per person is $40.00




Atlantic City Country CLub

1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, NJ 08225



NJAFM Telephone Number 848-21-NJAFM (848-216-5236)


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