Champions of Change
Terri Turner is the Development Administrator / Floodplain Manager / Hazard Mitigation Specialist in Augusta, Georgia and has worked for City and County government for over 18 years. Before her government service, she spent 16 years designing the same type of projects she now reviews in her role with the City of Augusta. Terri serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) as their Region 4 Director and is also their No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee Co-Chair. Terri is also the Deputy Executive Director for the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA). Terri spends countless hours writing for national publications and touring the nation speaking as a local government expert on community planning initiatives such as green infrastructure, sound floodplain management, the need for hazard mitigation, and promoting community sustainability and resiliency. Outside of her work and volunteer efforts, Terri devotes herself to her faith, to her husband and family, to her yard (which includes an enormous daylily collection), and to spending as much time possible with her precious grand-daughter, Quinn. Terri’s e-mail signature sums up her attitude about her work and her life quite effectively: “Today, may I do my job so well, that I don't have to dread the storms of tomorrow; instead, may I be able to dance for joy in the rain.”