Area Emergency Managers to Host Virtual Townhall Meetings on Regional Mitigation Plan

submitted by Ottawa County

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Kent and Ottawa Counties and the City of Grand Rapids are holding three virtual townhall meetings to gather stakeholder input on the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is a comprehensive analysis of our regional hazards and vulnerabilities and potential ways to decrease the effects of those hazards. The regional plan is a requirement to be eligible for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds for pre and post disasters.

Each of the three regional partners have a designated virtual townhall; however, the public is welcome to participate in any of the meetings.

• Ottawa County ∙ February 9, 2022 ∙ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Kent County ∙ February 16, 2022 ∙ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• City of Grand Rapids ∙ February 23, 2022 ∙ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

These virtual meetings are a great opportunity for residents to learn about the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, ask questions and provide input, and to meet the emergency managers from Kent County, Ottawa County, and the City of Grand Rapids.

The meeting links and the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan can be found at A Spanish translator will be available at the February 23 meeting.