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Posted on: May 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Hazard Mitigation Workshop

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2019 Hazard Mitigation Workshop

DATE: Monday, June 10, 2019

TIME:  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Montgomery County Fire Academy
                    1175 Conshohocken Road
                     Conshohocken, PA 19428

This event, hosted by DVRPC and Montgomery County, will start off with the “Game of Extremes.” Each participant will be assigned a role and will work as part of a team of ten to prepare a fictional community for weather extremes, including heat and flooding. This workshop will be an interesting way to learn about risks associated with our changing climate, impacts, and how we can prepare. Faced with climate impacts on a fictional community, participants will decide how to make community assets most resilient. After a complimentary lunch, representatives from the county and FEMA will also lead participants in a discussion on Montgomery County’s hazard mitigation plan and municipal implementation. 


The event has been submitted for APA AICP CM credit. Attendance certificates for ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program CEC credit provided upon request.


8:00 a.m. - Networking and Coffee

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Overview of the Day

Jon Lesher, Principal Environmental Planner

Montgomery County Planning Commission

8:35 a.m. - Tools and resources for municipalities

Robert Graff, Manager, Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives


9:30 a.m. - "Game of Extremes”

Kristin Baja, Programs Director, Climate Resilience

Urban Sustainability Directors’ Network

12:30 p.m. - Lunch (Provided)

1:15 p.m. - Hazard Mitigation Planning

Mari Radford, Community Planning Lead Mitigation

FEMA Region 3

Jon Lesher, Principal Environmental Planner

Montgomery County Planning Commission

4:00 p.m. - Event Ends

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