Southeast Chapter

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

RMS Membership

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!

Check out your great membership benefits including ListServe, members-only publications, the River Studies and Leadership Certificate program, and our job board.

Southeast Chapter Update

Andrew Mindermann, SE Chapter member, wins ESRI National Story Map Award.
View the interactive paddling map at http://tnvalleywatertrails.org/.

Chapter Officers & Bylaws

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 any Southeast Chapter officer to become involved in local
or national RMS activities.
 Chapter officers serve a three (3) year term. The incoming slate will serve through 2020.

Jane Polansky
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Administrator
William R. Snodgrass TN Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


  (615) 456-3843

  [email protected]

Mitch Reid
Director, Alabama Rivers Alliance
2014 6th Ave. N #200
Birmingham, AL 35203

  (202) 322-6395         
[email protected]

Glen Bishop
Department of Park, Recreation and Hospitality Administration
1205 N. El Paso Ave
Williamson Hall
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801
  (479) 964-3228              
[email protected]
Karen Swank Kustafik
City of Columbia Department of Utilities and Engineering
Stormwater Environmental Specialist
PO Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217


  (803) 545-4157
  [email protected]



RMS Journals with a Southeast Focus

The Spring 2017, Vol. 30, No.1 edition of the RMS Journal was focused on the Southeast. Learn more about the journal and
read the most recent issue here. 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.


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.