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Tim Trautman

Tim Trautman is the Engineering & Mitigation Program Manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also actively involved nationally on policy issues with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and has served in various roles on policy committees over the years.

The Engineering and Mitigation Program is responsible for protecting life and property from flooding and restoring natural and beneficial floodplain functions. CMSWS invests $5M - $10M annually in capital improvement projects for flood mitigation and water quality improvement. Staff manages projects including flood buyouts, non-structural flood mitigation, stream restoration, wetland creation.

Program planning functions include detailed flood risk assessments and risk reduction actions, maintaining datasets associated with floodplain management, pursuing grant funding; implementing acquisitions of flood prone buildings, managing a local automated advanced flood notification system, enforcing floodplain ordinances, maintaining accurate floodplain maps, etc. The programs project management functions include planning, design, and construction of stream and floodplain restoration.

Mr. Trautman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has Professional Engineer and Real Estate Broker Licenses in North Carolina and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.


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