HMPC Virtual Public Meeting Forum

Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Available for Public Review and Comment Opens in new windowJefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Available for Public Review and Comment June 7 to 25th, 2021

Would you like to learn more about what Jefferson County is doing to minimize the impacts of floods, wildfires, landslides, dam incidents, and other hazards?  A draft of the County’s updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment.  The plan assesses risks posed by natural and human-caused hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the County to be eligible for mitigation funding from FEMA. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) that includes representatives from various county departments, all municipalities, various special districts, and stakeholders updated the plan over the past five months with assistance from a consultant.  The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and a variety of mitigation projects with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again.  The planning committee is now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval.  

This multi-jurisdictional plan covers Jefferson County, City of Arvada, City of Edgewater, City of Golden, City of Lakewood, City of Wheat Ridge, and Town of Morrison. As well as the Arvada Fire Protection District, Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Evergreen Fire Protection District, Fairmount Fire Protection District, Foothills Fire Protection District, Genesee Fire Protection District, Golden Gate Fire Protection District, Indian Hills Fire Protection District, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, North Fork Fire Protection District, West Metro Fire Protection District, Lookout Mountain Water District, Jefferson Conservation District, and Denver Water. 

The comment period is June 7 - June 25, 2021.  The virtual public meeting forum and comment form can be found here:  http://bit.ly/HMPCJune7

For more information, contact Erika Roberts with Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management at elroberts@jeffco.us.