2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) Update
The next Working Group meeting will be held in December to develop action implementation plans. Please check back for the date and additional details or contact Hazard Mitigation Planner Stephanie Smith for more information: Stephanie.A.Smith@vermont.gov, 802-242-5362.
- VISION: Vermont will be safe and resilient in the face of climate change and natural disasters.
- MISSION: To protect life, property, natural resources and quality of life in Vermont by reducing our vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters.
- DRAFT GOALS:
- Protect, restore and enhance Vermont’s natural resources to promote healthy, resilient ecosystems.
- Enhance the resilience of our built environment - our towns, infrastructure, buildings, and cultural assets.
- Develop and implement plans and policies that create resilient natural systems and built environments.
- Create a common understanding of – and coordinated approach to – mitigation planning and action.
The State Hazard Mitigation Plan Steering Committee is responsible for the high-level decision-making and steering of the SHMP update process, including cross-sector coordination and guidance.
Working Groups will meet throughout the plan update process to provide subject matter and technical expertise on mitigation challenges and needs, and develop mitigation strategies.
Vermont's State Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies natural hazards that affect Vermont, assesses risk and vulnerability to these hazards, and identifies top priority mitigation actions at the State level to remove vulnerability and create a more resilient Vermont. The 2013 Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA on November 18, 2013.