James Davis joined the Catoosa County Stormwater Management Office in 2006 as a Stormwater Investigator and in 2010 was promoted to Stormwater Director. James is responsible for completing and ensuring County compliance with the Catoosa County Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). The SWMP is required to be completed and submitted to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on an annual basis. The SWMP is required by the EPD and EPA to ensure County compliance with the Clean Water Act. James is responsible for enforcing the County ordinances pertaining to flood damage prevention and stormwater management.
James received his Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) designation in 2008, from the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). ASFPM has established a national program for certifying floodplain managers. This program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhances the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain management professionals. James is also certified by the Georgia Soil Water Conservation Commission as a Certified Regulatory Inspector and Soil and Erosion Plan Reviewer.
During his time as Director, James has successfully completed the certification of the County in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program as a class 8 community. This designation gives property owners with flood insurance in unincorporated Catoosa County a 10% discount on their annual flood insurance premiums. The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. Catoosa County was the first municipality north of the Metro Atlanta area to receive this certification. James has been a member of both the Georgia Association of Floodplain Managers (GAFM) and Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) since 2008.