A Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation of a community’s long-term strategy to reduce natural disaster impacts. The purpose of a Hazard Mitigation Plan is to help ensure resilience to natural disasters through identifying hazards, determining areas of vulnerability, and developing strategies to mitigate risk. The planning process helps the City and whole community understand the importance of mitigation and develop actions based on current and future risks and capabilities.
In September 2023, the Office of Emergency Management officially launched the City’s update process for its Hazard Mitigation Plan. The update will be directed by the Hazard Mitigation Planning Team and will be led by OEM’s director, Jim Sande, with support from Bridgeview Consulting, LLC.
It is anticipated the plan process will take approximately nine to twelve months to complete.
Throughout the update process, there will be many opportunities for the community to learn more and provide feedback. The City of Everett encourages all those who live, work and play in the greater Everett area to participate. Please check back for updates, including meeting notifications, surveys and more.
Hazard Mitigation Planning Team
The Hazard Mitigation Planning Team is made up of representatives from the City and other key stakeholders from within the planning area as well as from county, state, and federal agencies.
The team will meet as needed. More information about the team and the meeting schedule to come.