The planning process to update the Cerro Gordo County HMP includes several meetings to gather local input and have more intimate discussions about community capabilities, needs, and vulnerabilities. Descriptions and meeting information throughout the planning process will be provided below.
A representative from each jurisdiction participating in the HMP was required to attend Round 1 and Round 2 meetings to meet FEMA participation requirements. If you missed either meeting, watching the recording and submitting key information to JEO Consulting can meet these requirements in lieu of attending.
The project Kick-off Meeting was held Wednesday, June 21st in Mason City IA. Representatives from Cerro Gordo County, local fire and police departments, community representatives, and JEO consulting staff met to discuss the overall scope of the project, roles and responsibilities of the plan participants, general project schedule, and preliminary data for plan development.
Round 1 Meeting
The first meeting (Round 1 Meeting) was held on Wednesday, July 26th in Mason City. The purpose of the Round 1 meeting was to review and update key demographic information; evaluate local planning mechanisms which integrate or support hazard mitigation concepts; evaluate and describe critical facilities and infrastructure for each jurisdictions; discuss local capabilities and vulnerabilities; and identify key hazards of concern specific to each jurisdiction.
- Round 1 Meeting - a recording of the Round 1 meeting can be viewed HERE
Round 2 Meeting
The second and last meeting for the HMP was held on Wednesday, September 6th in Mason City. The purpose of the Round 2 meeting was to review vital information including local capabilities and opportunities for plan integration; identifying and updating mitigation alternatives to reduce local vulnerabilities; and review of previously collected data.
- Round 2 Meeting - a recording of the Round 2 meeting can be viewed HERE