Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Amity seeks additional public input on update to Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Amity is in the process of updating their existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Military Department’s Office of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Amity will regain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. This local planning process includes a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, and outreach to members of the public in the form of an electronic survey. 

A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship; reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs; increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process; and increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.  
An electronic version of the updated draft Amity NHMP addendum will be available for formal public comment beginning June 19, 2020. To view the draft please
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If you have any questions regarding the Amity NHMP addendum or the update process in general, please contact: Michael Thomas, City Administrator at (503) 835-3711 or click here; or Michael Howard, Assistant Program Director for the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience at click here.