Ms. Ellington has extensive experience assisting communities with the Community Rating System (CRS) program. Janine’s unique skill sets include complete implementation of the program, and working with communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico to initiate the CRS program, as well as 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 local government. As a local government official, she gained extensive knowledge in the minimum requirements of the NFIP, permitting, as well as flood recovery and grant submittals for floodplain management.