Allison Hardin, CFM works for the City of Myrtle Beach as a city planner. Her 22-year career includes experience with regional and urban planning, GIS mapping and coordination, floodplain management, hazard mitigation planning, business continuity and emergency services. She has been a longstanding partner in and supporter of NOAA’s Digital Coast project; served as chair of both the SC Association for Hazard Mitigation and state Arc GIS group; and recently completed six years as a co-chair for the ASFPM Coastal Issues subcommittee. In 2012, Hardin was part of the stakeholder conversation centered around the mitigation framework of PPD-8, and later that year was presented with the Award for Planning Awareness by the SC chapter of the American Planning Association for her work to promote resilient community practices. In addition to her BS degree from Appalachian State University, she has received training in adult learning methods through the Emergency Management Institute. Hardin is a certified instructor for Coastal Community Resilience and Coastal Flood Risk Reduction.