Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

The City of University Place has created a hazard mitigation plan specific to its environment. Hazard mitigation planning is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural hazards. The planning process involved four basic phases:
  1. Organizing resources that include identifying and organizing members of the community as well as the technical expertise required during the planning process.
  2. Developing a risk assessment that includes identifying the characteristics and potential consequences of hazards.
  3. Developing mitigation strategies that contain prioritized mitigation goals, objectives, and actions to help avoid or minimize undesired hazard effects.
  4. Developing a method of implementing the plan and monitoring its progress.
The mitigation planning team included professionals from many areas of the City of University Place including: Emergency Management, Facilities Management, Risk Management, Development Services and Public Works. The planning team organized resources and developed the risk assessment for hazards and risks in University Place then developed mitigation strategies along with methods of implementing and monitoring the plan. Read the complete plan here: Hazard Mitigation Plan

For further information, comments, or suggestions please contact
Lisa Petorak, 253.460.2515, or Jennifer Hales, 253.798.3141


Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, DMA2K Public Law 106-390, 10/30/2002
Code of Federal Regulations, 44CFR 201 & 206
Washington State Military Department Emergency Management Division