Missouri Association of Councils of Government: Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG) engaged its 19 member regional planning commissions (RPCs) to complete the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives. For each of the state’s 47 cooperatives, an assigned RPC collected data, held planning meetings with stakeholders, and crafted a planning document that identified cooperative assets, specific hazard vulnerabilities, and prescribed mitigation strategies. These planning documents were assembled into one statewide planning document, and paired with overarching statewide data and mitigation strategies, to create a hazard mitigation plan encompassing the entirety of Missouri electric cooperatives. MACOG facilitated meetings between stakeholders, coordinated with state and federal agencies, and assisted individual RPCs throughout the project.

Doug Hermes, Statewide Planning Coordinator: [email protected]
816-781-8631

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