Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2020 (2021 edition) Grand Traverse County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan DRAFT is posted here for public review and comment. If you have any comments or questions, please call the Emergency Management Coordinator at (231) 995-6059 or email

2020 DRAFT Grand Traverse County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Grand Traverse County Community Stakeholder 

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

Networks Northwest Community Development staff planners are assisting  Grand Traverse County with the update of the County's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of natural disasters. Regularly updated and FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plans allow a community to remain eligible for various federally-funded hazard mitigation grant opportunities for five years.

Phase I of this update includes data collection and community input from all local jurisdictions in Grand Traverse County. Your participation in this plan update is vital to the success of the planning process! We are seeking input regarding your experiences with natural hazard events in your community, the types of events that are of most concern to you, and potential mitigation strategies that you would like to see considered in the plan. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Thank you in advance for your participation!