The first step, once your community makes a decision to create or update its hazard mitigation plan, is to ascertain the overall scope of the mitigation planning project. Task 1 explains how to decide the planning area, who will lead the plan, the participating jurisdictions, and the resources required to sustain the planning process. Your community can opt to create its own single jurisdiction plan or develop a multi-jurisdictional plan by associating with neighboring jurisdictions.

It is important to include:

  • A map showing the boundaries of the jurisdiction(s) covered by the plan Link to Atlas
  • A list of participating jurisdictions and whether or not they participated in previous versions of the plan
  • A list of the agencies and persons who led the planning process