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Ackerman-Estvold’s Samson Earns Professional Certification

Minot, N.D. – Ackerman-Estvold is pleased to announce that Patrick Samson recently earned his Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification from the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

The CFM certification is a national program which started in 1999 and is overseen by the ASFPM. CFM’s serve as trusted local advisors who promote safe floodplain development, assist communities with the National Flood Insurance Program requirements, reduce community liability through mitigation, and aid in public outreach and understanding of FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Mr. Samson currently serves as a Vice President of Ackerman-Estvold and leads the municipal group. He is a registered Professional Engineer with over 17 years of experience in the industry. Samson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Ackerman-Estvold is a professional engineering and architectural firm headquartered in Minot, ND, with additional office locations in Williston, ND, and Boise, ID. The firm provides planning, design, and construction services for public and private clients throughout North Dakota, Idaho, and surrounding states. For more information about Ackerman-Estvold, or the services we provide visit us at

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