December 2018 Employee of the Month

December 2018 Employee of the Month, Darryl Rockfield

Darryl Rockfield
Floodplain Engineering & Mapping Section Manager
State Emergency Management Agency

December 2018 Employee of the Month, Konrad-Hughes

Konrad Hughes
GIS Specialist
State Emergency Management Agency

Darryl Rockfield and Konrad Hughes of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency have been selected as the December 2018 Employees of the Month for the Department of Public Safety.

Flooding is the most common and costly type of disaster in the state of Missouri. Thanks to Darryl and Konrad’s collaborative efforts, the SEMA Floodplain Mapping Portal went live in September. This new collective hub of resources for floodplain management is the first of its kind in the nation and assists local jurisdictions by combining advanced mapping technology with a user-friendly interface.

As SEMA’s Floodplain Engineering & Mapping Section Manager, Darryl understood the strong need for floodplain administrators across the state to access multiple resources quickly and efficiently. Darryl took the initiative and created a catalog of their daily duties and interactions.

Konrad, SEMA’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist, began development and built the foundation of the mapping portal.

Working as a team, Darryl and Konrad brought all the elements together into a highly effective public-facing portal.

Missouri’s floodplain administrators play a key role in flood mitigation efforts and responsible development across the state. Because of Darryl and Konrad’s collective efforts, the SEMA Floodplain Mapping Portal has become a go-to resource benefitting floodplain administrators and communities statewide.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety. Many Missions. One Team