F4. Plan Now or Pay Later: Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Comprehensive Planning for More Resilient Communities

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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Integrating community and emergency management planning helps communities develop
a better understanding of their risk and vulnerabilities, influence decisions to reduce
risk, and improve coordination to ultimately reduce communities’ risks. This presentation
highlights best practices of how communities across Pennsylvania have used FEMA guidance
to coordinate their planning efforts and lower their risk to natural and manmade hazards,
and how these efforts aimed at reducing flood risk may result in flood insurance premium
discounts under FEMA’s Community Rating System Program.


Hope Winship

Ms. Winship is an emergency management specialist and experienced city planner who works at the local, state, and the federal government level to ensure that communities understand and address their vulnerabilities to hazards and the associated risks to the communities’ physical, social, and economic well-being. She uses planning and analytical ... Read More

Tony Subbio, CEM, CFM, PMP

Tony Subbio began his career as the emergency planner for Dauphin County, PA, where he maintained several county-level emergency plans and the county’s hazard mitigation plan, and assisted municipalities and other organizations in their emergency preparedness efforts. Since then, he has assisted local-, regional-, and state-level clients in developing ... Read More

Mari Radford, CFM

Mari Radford is the Community Planning lead for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region III office. Mari and her team provide mitigation planning support to the 6 states and communities that make up Region 3; DC, DE, WV, MD, PA and VA as required under the Stafford Act ... Read More

Robert Graff

Mr. Graff manages the Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the MPO and regional planning forum for Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Graff manages initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to prepare the region for the long-term impacts of ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com