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Charlevoix County

2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Networks Northwest will assist the Charlevoix County Office of Emergency Management with updating the County's 2016 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.   To be eligible for pre-disaster mitigation project grants awarded by FEMA, participating jurisdictions must contribute to the creation of the plan and adopt the FEMA-approved plan.

Update Process

  • Phase I:   Data collection, including an online community survey.  The survey was utilized to obtain input from community members on past hazard mitigation projects/events, current concerns regarding hazard mitigation and preparedness, and potential hazard mitigation strategies.
  • Phase II:  Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Phase III: Review and update hazard mitigation goals, priority areas, and implementation strategies.
  • Phase IV: Draft plan public comment period. Post the plan electronically and meet with the public for comments.  Incorporate feedback from the public review period and make final edits to the plan.
  • Phase V: Plan Adoption. Facilitate the plan adoption process with the County Board of Commissioners and local officials.

Meetings and Documentation

Natural Hazard work-related meeting dates, times, and presentation materials will be posted here as they become available.  All meetings are open to the public.  Many of these meetings are held in conjunction with the Charlevoix County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and are held at the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office Training Room at 1000 Grant St., Charlevoix, MI 49720, unless otherwise stated.   Please contact Sienna Wenz, Charlevoix County Emergency Managment Coordinator, if you would like to attend a meeting via Zoom instead of in person.

HM Planning Meetings Time/Place Materials Topic
LEPC 8/15/2022 

12:00 pm, Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office Training Room   

Presentation Project overview and community profile
LEPC 11/21/2022  12:00 pm, Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office Training Room Presentation Historic weather events and hazard identification
Community Meeting/LEPC 

10:00 am, Whiting's Park - Green Building,
5820 Lakeshore Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712

Presentation Discussion of community vulnerabilities and
site specific hazard concerns; mapping exercise
LEPC  04/17/2023   12:00 pm, Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office Training Room Presentation

Community survey results; Discussion of








Draft Materials For Review


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- Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager