Chattooga 2018Southeast Chapter

Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky,
West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South

The River Management Society (RMS) is a national nonprofit professional organization dedicated to protecting North American rivers. The Southeast Chapter is one of seven chapters in the United States established to help the RMS further its mission by providing opportunities for members to network, learn, and share their knowledge of river management through participation in SE Chapter activities as well as activities at the National level.

The River Management Society has a membership level for everyone interested in rivers – from the professional to the interested citizen, from the career manager to the student just learning about rivers. We invite you to join or renew today!

Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers are volunteers from the Southeastern States who organize activities, represent the nation's region in national discussions and support an active chapter membership. Officers are elected to serve, or appointed to fill vacancies, for terms noted. Learn about chapter governance by reviewing the RMS Southeast Chapter Bylaws

Any professional RMS member in good standing is eligible to run for office. Candidates should be willing to take an active role and be knowledgeable of the Chapter Officer Roles. Contact us to become involved in local or national RMS activities. Chapter officers serve a three (3) year term. 

President: Jane Polansky

Contact Jane

Vice President: Vacant 

Secretary: Vacant

Events Coordinator: Vacant

News & Announcements

The Summer 2019 edition of the RMS Journal was focused on the Southeast. Learn more about the journal and read the most recent issue by clicking the icon to the right. To read all of our back issues online, become a member of RMS! All editions of the journal are archived and are available along with other Society publications on the members-only side of our website.

Andrew Mindermann, SE Chapter member, wins ESRI National Story Map Award.

View the interactive paddling map at http://tnvalleywatertrails.org/.


Chapter members are encouraged to participate in and when possible help organize float trips, workshops, training sessions, webinars, and other events including the biennial RMS Symposium. Check this site and other chapter sites for RMS activities and events. Members are also encouraged to be a presenter at the biennial RMS Symposium, submit articles for publication in the National RMS Journal, and submit information for our Chapter newsletter and website. Finally, remember to provide society representation at state or regional meetings of other groups when possible, and often reach out to people for the purpose of recruiting young professionals and helping all members feel informed and welcome.