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December 15, 2020

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2021 Boulder County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update open to public comment

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been working on revising and updating the Boulder County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a framework that guides our communities in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. The 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is now available for review and comment by the community at

This revised and updated plan improves upon the 2008 and 2016 plans and identifies new opportunities and strategies to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resiliency and sustainability in our communities. The community annexes and mitigation projects are in process right now and will be available in the final draft.

As part of this plan revision process, we encourage community members to submit any comments they may have about the plan. The comments may be submitted via this form. We ask that all comments be submitted by the end of December.

In 2008, the OEM, together with the communities of Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Superior, Ward, and the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts, prepared the first Boulder County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect people and property from the hazards that threaten our county.

By completing the plan, our county became eligible for certain federal disaster assistance including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. Our county also earned credits for the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.