Community Input Sought for Hazard Mitigation Survey

The City of Pittsfield is seeking public input as part of the planning process toward a comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan’s objective is to identify and assess the city’s natural hazard risks (i.e. floods, extreme winter storms, and hurricanes) and then determine the best risk-management strategies.

Participant information will help to provide various perspectives on hazard concerns and can help to inform the development of future mitigation activities. Comments can be shared via the Hazard Mitigation Survey, which is available here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pittsfieldmitigation. The survey is also available in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pittsfieldmitigationspanish

The survey deadline is Friday, Jan. 18.

Upon completion, the Hazard Mitigation Plan will be submitted to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review and approval. Once approved by FEMA, the city will be eligible to apply for pre- and post-mitigation project grant funding through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs and other non-emergency disaster assistance.

For questions regarding the survey or the Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Rebecca Manship, Project Coordinator, at 413-499-9371 or rmanship@cityofpittsfield.org