The Flood Plain Vision Board will work to ensure that the proposals outlined in the vision for the flood plain report are implemented. Working with the Directors of the divisions of Planning and Zoning, Emergency Management, Building Code Enforcement, and an appointed liaison from the County Executive's staff, the board will also make recommendations to the County Executive regarding the development of policy which speaks to the management of the flood plain and will make regular reports to the County Council concerning the progress towards the goals of the Flood Plain Vision Plan.
The development of the county's strategy for floodplain development began in October, 1997 when more than 350 individuals throughout the county helped to formulate a dynamic plan for floodplain management in the county entitled Protecting Our Resources. This plan, since it was first adopted in February, 1999, is reviewed on a biannual basis through the county's Flood Plain Vision Board to ascertain that the plan remains updated, consistent, and coordinated in its implementation of the county's floodplain management strategy. The most recent update was forwarded to County Council and approved March 9, 2009 through County Council Resolution Number 09-02.