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 2017 Coffee Break

 
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 Register for an Upcoming Webinar

 
  
  
  
Summary
  
July 28, 201710am-11am PST​Developing an Effective Mitigation Strategy
The heart of any natural hazards mitigation plan is the mitigation strategy. The strategy serves as the long-term blueprint for reducing your potential losses identified in the risk assessment. The mitigation strategy describes how you will accomplish the overall purpose of the planning process. This webinar will explore how to connect your risk and capability assessments with your mitigation strategy, engage specific audiences in developing the strategy, and the process to identify and prioritize specific actions to reduce risk.
 
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team as we look at the mitigation strategy components, review specific Region 10 examples, and identify resources to assist with developing your mitigation plan strategy.
Register Here (Free) - Contact us if registration link issues
August 25, 201710am-11am PSTIncorporating Climate Adaptation into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning
Addressing ‘climate change’ at the local, state, or Tribal-level may feel like trying to tackle an amorphous idea, on top of an already heavy work load. The natural hazards mitigation plan, however, can provide a structured format for addressing specific impacts of climate change within existing planning efforts; and provide a starting point for linking with other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Topics covered will include where to find data on climate change impacts, how to prioritize specific impacts for your community, and examples of integrating data into the hazard risk assessments and mitigation actions.

Join the FEMA Region 10 mitigation planning team as the benefits of integrating future conditions into hazard mitigation plans are explored, and examples are provided.
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September 2017​Tribal Mitigation Planning
TBD
October 2017​Addressing Social Equity / Vulnerable Populations through Mitigation Planning
TBD
November 2017Integrating Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans into Local Comprehensive Plans
TBD
December 2017Recovery and Mitigation Planning
TBD
 

 Past Webinar Recordings and Materials

 
  
  
  
  
Summary
June 23, 2017​Integrating Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans and Community Wildfire Protection PlansView Webinar Recording (Closed Captioning)Download the presentation and materials from the webinar
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHMP) and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) both benefit communities striving to reduce risk to natural hazards. Though one plan is focused on the wildfire hazard and other is focused on multi-natural hazards, the requirements of what needs to be in the plans are similar. As a result, some communities have chosen to integrate the two planning documents. Join the FEMA Region 10 mitigation planning team as we highlight the benefits of integration, steps communities can take to integrate their current NHMP and CWPP, and how the state agencies can work together to achieve plan integration.

Joining us are Idaho Department of Lands and Idaho Emergency Management staff who have developed a process in Idaho to work with communities in plan integration, as well as a plan review process between the two state agencies.
May 26, 2017​Performing Natural Hazard Risk AssessmentsView Recording (Closed Captioning)Download presentation and materials from the webinar
Risk assessments form the factual basis for community/tribal natural hazard mitigation plans. In addition to informing the mitigation strategy, the risk assessment can be used to establish emergency preparedness and response priorities, for land use and comprehensive planning, and for decision making by elected officials, city and county departments, businesses, and organizations in your community.

Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team as we show you how to go through the natural hazard risk assessment process, identify available data and stakeholder resources for conducting risk assessments, and provide insight into how to use the risk assessment.

Guest Speakers from Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will show examples of their risk assessment process and products
April 21, 2017Developing FEMA Mitigation Planning GrantsView Recording (Closed Captioning)Download the presentation and materials from the webinar
Join us to learn about:
• FEMA planning grants offered through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance program
• Best practices in developing a planning grant scope of work
• Fundable planning activities
• Process to developing and applying for a FEMA planning grant, whether through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) or Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program.

Guest Speakers
• Steven Randolph, FEMA Region 10 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Senior Specialist
• Angie Lane, Oregon State Hazard Mitigation Officer
• Susan Cleverley, Idaho State Hazard Mitigation Officer
March 31, 2017Effective Public Engagement in Mitigation PlanningView recording (Closed Captioning)Download the presentation and materials from the webinar
What is your community's mitigation outreach strategy? What stakeholders do you engage throughout the mitigation planning process? Do you engage both internal and external audiences? What techniques work best for your community?

A plan that accurately reflects the community’s values and priorities is likely to have greater legitimacy and “buy-in”, and greater success in implementing mitigation actions and projects to reduce risk. Planning teams need to ensure that stakeholders and the general public are given opportunities to be involved during the planning process and in the plan’s maintenance and implementation.

In this webinar, the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team will look at various options in developing a mitigation plan outreach strategy that engage both internal stakeholders and the public. We will look at examples of surveys, websites, world café, and other means to engage the public.
February 24, 2017Building the Mitigation Planning TeamView Recording (Closed Captioning)Download materials here
Does your community have a designated team focusing on community mitigation? How is your team organized? Is the team effective in advocating for mitigation throughout the community?

A critical task in the planning process is to assemble a planning team of representatives from each jurisdiction and partner organization. These planning partners have the expertise to develop the plan, and their organizations have the authority to implement the mitigation strategy developed through the planning process. This is the core group of people responsible for developing and reviewing drafts of the plan, creating the mitigation strategy, and submitting the final plan for local adoption.

This webinar will look at who should be part of a planning team, the role the planning team plays, and the different levels of engagement the team will have with external stakeholders in both updating the plan and implementing the plan. 
January 27, 2017Introduction to Natural Hazards Mitigation PlanningView Recording (Closed Captioning)Download the Webinar Materials
What is mitigation planning? What is a mitigation plan? Should you complete a mitigation plan only for a grant? Can you integrate the mitigation plan with other local plans? Join us in January as we provide an overview on mitigation planning and set the stage for all the upcoming 2017 topics. We’ll look at different agencies involved in mitigation planning; describe the planning process; provide the benefits to a mitigation planning; identify stakeholders involved in mitigation planning; and highlight resources and guidance for mitigation plan development and implementation.
 
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team as we provide an overview of mitigation planning and answer your questions.
 

 Upcoming In-Person Training

 
  
  
  
  
  
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AK9/28/20179/29/2017G318: Mitigation Planning WorkshopAnchorage, AK
This in-person, two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of the mitigation planning requirements for communities to develop new or updated local, tribal, or special districts Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans that address community priorities and needs as well as meet the requirements established in 44 CFR 201.6 and 201.7.
 
This workshop describes the planning process, the requirements for stakeholder involvement, assessing risks, and developing effective mitigation strategies. It includes the basic elements of the plan review, approval, and update cycle, as well as tips for implementing and maintaining an approved plan, tracking performance, keeping stakeholders involved, and preventing plans from lapsing or expiring.
Local and tribal government officials, land use planners, emergency managers, floodplain managers, and others who are involved in the development or update of local, tribal, or special districts Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. People involved in mitigation planning may also find this training beneficial.
Please read course announcement description. Scan and email the completed application to Eva Edwards at eva.edwards@alaska.gov.
Download the course announcement and application
WA10/24/201710/25/2017G318: Local Mitigation Planning WorkshopLynnwood, WA
This in-person, two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of the mitigation planning requirements for communities to develop new or updated local, tribal, or special districts Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans that address community priorities and needs as well as meet the requirements established in 44 CFR 201.6 and 201.7.
 
This workshop describes the planning process, the requirements for stakeholder involvement, assessing risks, and developing effective mitigation strategies. It includes the basic elements of the plan review, approval, and update cycle, as well as tips for implementing and maintaining an approved plan, tracking performance, keeping stakeholders involved, and preventing plans from lapsing or expiring.
Local and tribal government officials, land use planners, emergency managers, floodplain managers, and others who are involved in the development or update of local, tribal, or special districts Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. People involved in mitigation planning may also find this training beneficial.
Not open until summer


 

 About Coffee Breaks

 
The FEMA RLogoegion 10 Mitigation Planning team introduces the Mitigation Planning Coffee Break Webinar Series for 2017. Each month we will spend 1 hour discussing a different mitigation planning topic. We provide best practices, highlight work from Region 10 tribes, states, and cities, and have guest speakers share their experience with mitigation planning.

AUDIENCE

The webinar series is intended for everyone involved in community planning both in the public and private sector. This includes 

  • Community planners
  • Emergency managers
  • Floodplain managers
  • Public works staff
  • Communication specialist
  • Natural resource managers
  • Business owners
  • Wildland fire mitigation professionals
  • Local government officials
  • Tribal leaders
  • Contractors
  • Anyone involved in the development and implementation of natural hazard mitigation strategies

REGISTER

Either click the tab on the left titled "Register for an Upcoming Webinar" or to http://j.mp/starronlinetraining and search for ‘STARR’. Registration and dates are generally announced 2 to 3 months in advance.

JOIN THE ANNOUNCEMENT LIST

Contact us to get on our Coffee Break Series monthly announcement email distribution list.

Download and share the Coffee Break series flyer


Visit FEMA's Mitigation Planning Program site to learn more about news, events, policies, planning requirements, and locate resources.


 

 Contact FEMA Region 10

 
For information on the Coffee Break Series, contact Brett Holt, FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Program Manager, at brett.holt@fema.dhs.gov.