Communicating Community Risk and Resilience

APA Colorado Chapter


Thursday, July 12, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. MDT

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Cultivating a community willingness and motivation to reduce risk and build resilience means building a strong community engagement strategy. This webinar will focus on “making the case” for hazard mitigation and pre-disaster preparedness through land use planning. Learn about national, regional and local efforts that change the way communities understand and think about disaster risks, with the specific goal of helping communities take actions to increase their resilience to natural disasters. This webinar will also feature several Colorado case studies.

Learning Objectives:

1. About why planners need to “make the case” for hazard mitigation to elected/appointed officials, staff, stakeholders, and the public

2. How to provide reason and logic to support community resilience and land use planning actions/tools/policies

3. Concrete steps to building a community engagement strategy

4. A variety of new planning techniques and methods to use in the public engagement process

This webinar will focus on a range of community engagement strategies that local governments and communities can use to implement hazards and land use planning tools, thereby meeting a planning-related objective. The purpose and objective of this webinar is to educate planners about public hazards and land use planning tools to address various risks in an unbiased and non- promotional manner. Attendees will learn from a Colorado case study about how to utilize and leverage public and private engagement strategies into planning approaches and processes. The intended outcome is that planners will understand how to build support for local action to build community resilience, by using hazard mitigation and land use planning tools and a variety of engagement strategies.

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Logan Sand

Confirmed Speaker

Logan Sand is a Recovery and Resilience Planner with the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government - Community Development Office. Logan provides technical assistance and guidance on strategic recovery, risk reduction and hazard mitigation, and integrated land use planning to Colorado communities. Logan leads several Planning ... Read More

Margaret Doherty

Confirmed Speaker

Margaret Doherty has been a Mitigation Planner for FEMA Region VIII in Denver, Colorado for over nine years. She assists local communities, Tribes, and States in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah in their development of natural hazard mitigation plans and flood maps. She also participates on teams ... Read More

Anne Kuechenmeister

Confirmed Speaker

Anne Kuechenmeister is a community planner with Michael Baker International. Her work with Resilience Action Partners focuses on supporting FEMA with community education and risk communication. She aims to pair innovative solutions, sound data and best practices with communities who are striving to mitigate hazards and navigate challenging contexts for ... Read More

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