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Kalkaska County

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Networks Northwest will assist the Kalkaska County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator to update their plan.

Community Survey

An online survey was available from 11/2/2021 to 2/20/2022 to obtain input on past projects, hazard events, and potential mitigation strategies.  The survey results will inform the direction of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Meetings and Documentation

Hazard Mitigation Plan work meetings and documentation will be posted here as they become available. All meetings are open to the public. 

Kalkaska County (Local Planning Team or LPT/Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC) Meetings 
are held in person and via Zoom* at 9:30 am, Annex Building Conference Room, 890 Island Lake Rd., Kalkaska, MI 49646

*Please contact the Kalkaska Emergency Management Coordinator if you would like to attend via Zoom!*

November 23, 2021 (LPT/LEPC)

February 22, 2022 (LPT/LEPC)

April 18, 2022 (Kalkaska Michigan Townships Assocation Meeting presentation)

April 26, 2022 - Discussion with Kalkaska County communities via ZOOM to discuss natural hazard priorities and community vulnerabilities
Mapped Identified Hazard Areas


August 23, 2022 (LPT/LEPC)

November 22, 2022 (LPT/LEPC)

February 28, 2023 (LPT/LEPC)

May 23, 2023 (LPT/LEPC)

August 22, 2023 (LPT/LEPC)

November 28, 2023 (LPT/LEPC)

Update Process
Phase I: Data collection and community survey

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.

Chapter Drafts for Review:


The professionals at Networks Northwest help our City Council, Planning Commission, and staff make thoughtful decisions to ensure our community is sustainable and resilient for many years to come.

Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager