Since 2005, MAPC has completed FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans for 82 of our communities, and we have prepared 5-year plan updates for 50 cities and towns. Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. At MAPC, our planners do their best to draft the most appropriate Hazard Mitigation Plan for cities and towns using maps and data analysis provided by our Data Services team.
We want to highlight the great work our planners have done recently, with the help of Eliza Wallace, Susan Brunton, and Ryan Melendez from the Data Services team:
- MAPC’s Regional Land Use Planner, Emma Schnur, (our newest member of MAPC’s Hazard Mitigation corps), drafted and presented her first Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Town of Sharon.
- MAPC’s Senior Regional Planner, Carlos Montanez, completed Hazard Mitigation Plans for Ashland and Walpole.
- MAPC’s Senior Regional Environmental Planner, Anne Herbst, finished Hazard Mitigation Plans for Concord and Littleton.
- MAPC’s Principal Planner, Sam Cleaves, (PDM veteran), wrapping up Reading’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.