R.D. Flanagan
    R.D. Flanagan
    rdflanagan@rdflanagan.com
    3015 E. Skelly Drive, Ste. 270
    (918) 749-2696

Principal Planner -Ronald D. Flanagan, CFM is the Principal Planner of Flanagan & Associates, LLC, a land-use planning consulting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The firm, founded in 1969, has specialized in urban floodplain and stormwater management since 1973. Mr. Flanagan has always been a leader in innovative floodplain management concepts. He was the planner for Tulsa's first master drainage plan, Vensel Creek, completed in 1976. He has worked as a consultant with Tulsa's national award winning stormwater management program for over 25 years.

Mr. Flanagan is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), is Past-President of the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association (OFMA).

He has been the recipient of FEMA's "Outstanding Public Service Award", OFMA's "Outstanding Achievement Award", and the American Planning Association's "Comprehensive Planning Award".

Experience

  • Flood Hazard Mitigation Planning - consulting after the 1984 and 1986 floods in Tulsa; the City of Louisville, Kentucky, 1996 flood; consultant to the City of Tulsa's Hazard Mitigation Team.
  • Annual Floodplain Notification Program - consultant to the City of Tulsa's annual floodplain notification program since its inception in 1987.
  • Community Rating System - CRS consultant to the City of Tulsa since 1990. Attended FEMA's course at the Emergency Management Institute on NFIP: Community Rating System.
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - consultant to the City of Tulsa's floodplain management program since 1976. Graduate of FEMA/OWRB's course: Managing Floodplains Through the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Repetitive Loss - Repetitive Loss consultant to the City of Tulsa since 1990. Prepared and maintains the City's Repetitive Loss database. Consultant on Tulsa's Repetitive Loss Plan. Assists the City in implementation of the Repetitive Loss Plan, including preparation of applications for acquisitions through the HMGP and FMA programs.
  • Address Recognition and Reconciliation - Developed Tulsa's floodplain address database and notification maps. Consultant to the City of Tulsa for annual floodplain notification and address update and reconciliation. With Swift Water Resource Engineering, LLC, has assisted the City's GIS Division in updating the address database and address map atlas.
  • Property Acquisition - Served as consultant to Tulsa's first massive floodplain property acquisition program following the 1984 flood. Developed Tulsa's Non-structural Acquisition Plan and Structural Acquisition Plan. Has served as floodplain acquisition consultant for the City of Tulsa since 1990. Maintains the City's acquisition database and prepared the Hazard Mitigation Acquisition Candidates Report, dated February 16, 2000.
  • Regulatory Atlas - Assisted the City of Tulsa in the development of the Floodplains Map Atlas, showing the City's regulatory floodplains on 9-square mile parcel maps.
  • Capital Improvements Planning - In conjunction with Meshek & Associates, Flanagan & Associates, LLC created an AutoCad based mapping system showing proposed stormwater and capital improvement projects. This system is currently being converted to an Arcview/Geomedia GIS format for stormwater projects. Flanagan & Associates, LLC is the planning consultant to this project, including presentation of the information at citywide public meetings as part of the CRS/City-wide program.
  • Planning Consultant - to the City of Tulsa for the City's long-term floodplain/stormwater management program, including basin-wide master drainage planning, floodplain mapping, multi-use stream corridor planning, stormwater detention pond design, and stormwater utility program.