New from FEMA, and offered to enhance the effectiveness of community planners and officials in creating safe, resilient communities through hazard mitigation, is the Resilient Communities Workshop. The workshop, which takes only four hours to complete, provides an overview of the mitigation planning process and discusses the vital role community planners have in risk reduction. It specifically focuses on the relationship between the impacts of hazards and community design, and provides specific examples of how communities accomplish mitigation through better planning. Who better to encourage you to take part in a mitigation planning workshop than BOLDplanning?

Having written FEMA-approved mitigation plans for hundreds of cities, tribes, counties and states across the country, BOLDplanning knows such plans are crucial to public safety and community resilience. So, when opportunities like the Resilient Communities Workshop come along, we always encourage planners—novice to experienced—to carve time out of their busy schedules and participate. Four hours isn’t a lot of time to give up, and your participation may prove highly beneficial in helping you identify vulnerabilities, as well as potential mitigation solutions.

You’ll find the workshop materials, including training visuals, student and instructor guides, and a fact sheet here. And you’ll learn more about BOLDplanning, a leader in hazard mitigation planning since the enactment of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2000), here.

Enjoy the workshop! And download BOLDplanning’s White Paper, Seven Key Reasons You Need a Current & Rock-Solid Hazard Mitigation Plan. Also, give us a call at 615.469.5558 or send us an email at to learn more about our comprehensive mitigation, continuity and emergency planning services. We’d love to hear from you, and to help your community be the best prepared and most resilient it can be.