In 2013, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) adopted flood insurance reform as one of its top federal priorities. As a part of its advocacy strategy, FAC developed several policy recommendations that were shared with members of Congress in early 2014 . Among the recommendations promoted was the creation of a Flood Insurance Advocate to represent the interests of policyholders when insurance decisions are made. With the passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370), the new law included the creation of an insurance advocate position within FEMA.  Since that time, the agency  has been formulating a concept of operations for the position by consulting with other federal agencies.  Since this was one of the FAC recommendations, President Grover Robinson sent a letter to FEMA this week which listed several recommendations for the agency’s consideration.  That letter can be viewed at here.