Ms. Ellington has extensive experience in floodplain management including flood recovery and grant submittals, permitting, and assisting communities with the Community Rating System (CRS) program. Janine’s unique experience includes complete implementation of the CRS program and working with communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico to initiate the program and maintain or improve CRS ratings. As a former ISO/CRS Specialist, she understands how to efficiently navigate the process of joining CRS, as well as the three to five-year reverification process through the updated 2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual. She has a full understanding of newly available credit opportunities and obtaining credits with a community’s current activities. Additionally, Janine has 13 years of experience as a Floodplain Administrator for a local government.