New Online Survey and Public Meeting Kick Off City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Process

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Online Survey Now Available Until Sept. 3

July 24, 2017 - ​(Updated on Aug. 9, 2017) The City of Ann Arbor wants to hear from you! In addition to the Aug. 2 public meeting, a survey is now available to provide an opportunity to share opinions and participate in the City of Ann Arbor Hazard Mitigation Plan process. The information provided via the survey and all outreach efforts will help the city better understand hazard concerns and help identify mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events, including the impacts of climate change and variability. The survey ( will close Sunday, Sept. 3. 

Hazard mitigation means reducing the impact of hazards on people and property. A hazard mitigation plan identifies current and projected natural, man-made and technological hazard risks that may impact our city and works to develop a strategy to reduce their risks. By completing this plan, the city not only increases its resilience to hazards, but maintains eligibility for state and federal hazard mitigation funding. 

This plan is required to be updated every five years and is being developed with assistance from federal grant funding. In addition to this initial public kickoff meeting, additional public input will be sought through a survey and also a draft plan review period. 

The city is held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to kick off the update of the City of Ann Arbor's Hazard Mitigation Plan. This was an opportunity for residents to learn more about — and be involved in — the process and to contribute to plan development.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Kickoff Meeting took place Aug. 2, 6:30–8 p.m., at Larcom City Hall. 

All are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to:; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to: City Clerk's Office  |  301 E. Huron St.  |  Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Requests made with less than two business-days notice may not be able to be accommodated.

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Contact Information

Rick Norman
Director of Emergency Management

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