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. You can view the draft version of the 2021 Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan including the draft version of the City of Arvada annex here: https://www.jeffco.us/488/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan.


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.

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. You can view the draft version of the 2021 Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan including the draft version of the City of Arvada annex here: https://www.jeffco.us/488/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan.


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.