MRPC News Release

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2016

For more information contact
Ryan Dunwoody at (573) 265-2993 or rdunwoody@meramecregion.org

Public Meeting Scheduled
for Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

HERMANN, Mo.—City and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested residents are invited to attend a public meeting March 24 to discuss updates to the Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Gasconade County Courthouse in the basement meeting room in Hermann. This will be the initial planning meeting to start the update of the county’s plans.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is updating the plan in partnership with the Gasconade County Commission with partial funding from the State Emergency Management Agency.

The last plan was done in 2012 and is available for review at www.meramecregion.org. Plans are updated every five years.

The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order for Gasconade County schools, cities, agencies and others to access state hazard mitigation grant funds. The plan includes an assessment of natural hazards, showcases past accomplishments and sets goals and action items to reduce the impact of natural hazards in the future. For questions, contact MRPC Environmental Programs Specialist Ryan Dunwoody at rdunwoody@meramecregion.org or 573-265-2993.

Formed in1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 20, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

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