Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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As an Arvada resident, you may be familiar with the natural hazards we face as a community. Flood, winter storm, wildfire, and more events are part of life in the Front Range of Colorado. By identifying our risk, assessing our vulnerability, and strategizing actions for addressing these natural hazards, the community is more resilient to them. Hazard mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as “any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from a hazard event.”


A major part of our resilience as a City is our participation in the Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce the impacts of disaster events on citizens and property in our community. In 2021, a multi-departmental team is collaborating with other municipalities, special districts, and the county on the update process.


In the beginning phases of the plan update, we need your input to help us better understand our vulnerabilities, your experiences, and opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur. Share your perspective through the public input survey by January 31, 2021.


In later phases, the planning team will share the full draft of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and seek ideas for action. That phase will include the second of two planning meeting (the first was held in February) and will take place in March or April. Details will be provided soon.


Throughout the process, we’d like to hear from Arvada residents to better understand your experiences and opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur.


Fill out the "Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Input Survey" here!

As an Arvada resident, you may be familiar with the natural hazards we face as a community. Flood, winter storm, wildfire, and more events are part of life in the Front Range of Colorado. By identifying our risk, assessing our vulnerability, and strategizing actions for addressing these natural hazards, the community is more resilient to them. Hazard mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as “any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from a hazard event.”


A major part of our resilience as a City is our participation in the Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce the impacts of disaster events on citizens and property in our community. In 2021, a multi-departmental team is collaborating with other municipalities, special districts, and the county on the update process.


In the beginning phases of the plan update, we need your input to help us better understand our vulnerabilities, your experiences, and opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur. Share your perspective through the public input survey by January 31, 2021.


In later phases, the planning team will share the full draft of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and seek ideas for action. That phase will include the second of two planning meeting (the first was held in February) and will take place in March or April. Details will be provided soon.


Throughout the process, we’d like to hear from Arvada residents to better understand your experiences and opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur.


Fill out the "Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Input Survey" here!

Public Comments

We are committed to working in partnership with you, our community members, as we identify risks and prioritize the mitigation goals for the next five years. What do you want the planning team to know?

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