The following text was prepared by INAFSM Awards Chair Rodney Renkenberger, PLS, CFM and read during the 19th Annual INAFSM Conference Awards Ceremony –
Our second recipient most definitely fits Lt. General Honore’s desire of us to be “Leaders”. I had met this young man during a time when he had least expected to be in a leadership position. Unfortunately, as we have all experienced, there are times that we must step up-to-the-plate sooner than expected and be able to take charge; This is called “Preparedness”. Along with preparedness is resiliency – being able to transition from one position to another. Zach Beasley stood tall and accepted the challenge of serving as the Tippecanoe County Surveyor. The leadership skills that Zach Beasley possesses are second to none. I will forever remember the first meeting that I witnessed Zach moderate. After calling the meeting to order, he approached the dry erase board on the wall and wrote: T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Accomplishes More – Powerful Message; At a time when the association was faltering Zach Beasley picked it up single-handedly and brought it back to life. Under Zach Beasley’s leadership, INAFSM has become the professional organization that we founding members had envisioned; additionally under Zach’s leadership, INAFSM secured an Administrative Assistant, established credibility to issue Professional Continuing Education Credits, reviewed the Association’s By-Laws and challenged a sub-committee to make it better, and lastly has set the foundation for updating the Association’s Strategic Plan……………..
Zach Beasley is very well respected by all of his colleagues; considered as a “Strong Chair; known in circles as Mr. “Done-right”; and serves as a mentor for tomorrow’s leaders. It is an honor and privilege to present Zach Beasley with this Special Recognition Award “In Recognition of Your Outstanding Leadership, Service and Contribution to the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management, Inc. (INAFSM) and its Efforts to Promote Floodplain and Stormwater Education throughout Indiana.”