Alachua County Emergency Management Invites Public Participation in Mitigation Planning

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County Emergency Management invites residents to attend the Alachua County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group’s Project Ranking Task Force meeting on June 29, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center located (1100 S.E. 27th Street, Gainesville) and via Zoom. Those wanting to attend should RSVP by sending an email to acem@alachuacounty.us.

Attendees will be able to observe how mitigation projects are ranked for prioritization.

“The Alachua County LMS Working Group is responsible for maintaining the Alachua County Local Mitigation Strategy,” said Emergency Management Director Jen Grice. “This document is intended to guide efforts to protect life, property, and the environment from natural or technological hazards.”

Membership in the LMS Working Group is open to all jurisdictions, County government, private organizations, civic organizations, trade and commercial support groups, property owners’ associations, authorized tribal organizations, state agencies, regional planning councils, independent special districts, and non-profit organizations.

  • “Protection from natural or technological hazards…”
    (Which we can certainly expect more of, thanks to our current federal and local governments…)
    “You never want a good crisis to go to waste…” Rahm Emanuel

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