Media Release

Five Year Update to Local Mitigation Strategy Plan

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Local Mitigation Strategy Work Group is holding a public meeting to review and discuss the Five Year Update to the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 2 p.m., at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 SE 27th Street, Gainesville)

Alachua County Emergency Management is coordinating the update of the Alachua County Local Mitigation Strategy Plan with the Local Mitigation Strategy Work Group, which is composed of representatives of municipal, local, regional, and state agencies, as well as non-governmental entities that are present in Alachua County.

The Alachua County Local Mitigation Strategy establishes a framework to lessen the vulnerability of Alachua County and its municipalities to hazards. The County can be vulnerable to a variety of hazards that present threats to its communities, businesses, and environment. These hazards could be natural, societal, or technological, and all have the capacity to have significant adverse human, environmental, or economic impacts on the community. 

A review draft of the updated Local Mitigation Strategy Plan is posted on the Alachua County Emergency Management website.

For more information, contact Alachua County Assistant Emergency Management Director Jeff Bielling at 352-264-6520 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).