Monica Cardin is City Planner for the City of Del City, Oklahoma, and serves on the Executive Board of the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association, Inc., as Secretary of the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Insurance Committee. She is responsible for the implementation of OFMA’s unique Map Change Assistance Program, an outreach program designed to aid federal, state and local officials with constituent concerns regarding flood map modernization. She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the International Code Council (ICC).
As the City Planner, she is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Planning and Zoning and Code Enforcement divisions of the Community Services Department. She serves as Staff Liaison to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Housing Board of Appeals. She oversees the department’s budgeting and financial management functions, supervises all support staff, and serves as the departmental training officer. Monica also serves as the City’s Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator and is in the process of preparing the City’s application to enter the national program. Upon her promotion to City Planner, Monica undertook a complete overhaul of the City’s Planning and Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. Her current projects include redesigning the department’s plan review process, rebuilding the department’s electronic permitting system, overseeing creation of a new City website, revising the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and managing other projects.
Monica received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with an emphasis in United States Government, from the University of Kansas. She holds the nationally recognized designation of Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and is certified as a Code Enforcement Official by the Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association as well as a Certified Zoning Inspector, Permit Technician, Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector and is a Certified Code Enforcement Administrator. Monica serves as the City’s representative to the Association of Central Oklahoma Government’s Area-Wide Planning and Technical Advisory Committee (APTAC) and serves on ACOG’s Commuter Corridor Alternatives Analysis Technical Workgroup.
Prior to her service with the City of Del City, Monica served as Office Manager and Network Administrator for the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board, Inc., gained experience in the Oil and Gas Industry with Newpark Drilling and worked in permitting and plan review for the Neighborhood Resources Department of the City of Lawrence, Kansas.
The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association brings together people with a common interest in floodplain management. Members include concerned citizens, public employees and elected officials, engineers, planners, contractors, lenders, insurance agents, real estate professionals, students, corporate partners and local, state and federal agencies. Our objectives include promoting interest in flood damage abatement, improving cooperation among government agencies, and encouraging innovative approaches to managing Oklahoma’s floodplains. In addition, we believe a unified membership can present one strong voice to communicate with the state legislature on flood-related issues. OFMA was organized in November 1990 and is a chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc.
The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association advocates the protection of the natural functions of the floodplain through education, training and service to Oklahomans.
We encourage and support, with our partners, flood safe development and flood mitigation. We promote sound floodplain management practices and the natural and cultural benefits of the floodplain. We support the floodplain management profession through education and certification.
Saving lives and reducing property loss from floods are our ultimate goals!