Rodney Edwin Emmer Award

In recognition of Meritorious activities in Floodplain Management within the State of Louisiana


The award commemorates the many years of service that Mr. Emmer gave to LFMA.  He was an associate research professor with the Louisiana Sea Grant Program at Louisiana State University and our Executive Director from the beginning of time until he passed in 2008.  He was always there and his opinions were highly regarded and generally followed.  For 25 years, he provided leadership and a steadying influence.

Mr. Emmer was a great source of inspiration, knowledge, and laughter, as well as being a great example of a true professional who loved his calling, excelled at his work, never tired of seeking "the truth" and loved doing it on a full stomach, especially.  He was always the gentleman, even when the message he knew he needed to deliver was not what the audience wanted to hear.

This award will be available yearly and nominations may be made by any active LFMA Member.  Selection shall be by the Awards Committee consisting of past Rodney E. Emmer Award recipients and will be presented at the LFMA Annual Conference Awards luncheon.

Rod Emmer Nomination Form

2010  Pam Mattingly
2011  Michael Hunnicutt
2012  Ted DeBaene
2013  Melissa Becker
2014  LSUAg Center/Pat Skinner
2015  Wayne Berggren
2016  James Demouchet
2017  Windell Curole
2018  Tom Rodrigue
2019  Cindy O’Neal
2022  Darla Duet
2023  Michelle Gonzales