Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee
The Committee is formed every 5 years when the Towns Hazard Mitigation Planneeds to be reviewed, edited (if applicable) and is renewed. The committee then disbands once FEMA approves it.
The Towns Hazard Mitigation Plan is a document developed by Town Officials and citizens to identify the community Vulnerability during natural disasters such as flooding.
There are two reasons why this document is critical. Once we identify vulnerability, we can develop plans to mitigate them prior to an event. In addition, the document is what guides the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to compensate the town post disaster.
The approved document gives us the ability to apply for Federal Grants and Loans.
For additional information, please see the associated links
Approximate Time Required for this Position:
Time Commitment: This committee meets when formed to review and edit if necessary the Towns Hazard Mitigation Plan. Time is varied.
Is this an elected, appointed or a hired town position?
This is an appointed position.
Is this a paid town position?
This is an volunteer unpaid position.
If you would like to learn more, you can view this Vermont link.