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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: June 30, 2009

Contact:  Nora Fascenelli, PIO and Media Relations, City of Goodyear

Direct 623-882-7061, Cell 623-695-0846



Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update begins


Hazard mitigation planning is the process used to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property in future hazard events. The process results in a mitigation plan that offers a strategy for breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage and a framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects.  Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), state, county, local and tribal governments are required to develop and maintain a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance and mitigation grants.


A multi-jurisdictional planning team comprised of representatives from Maricopa County, the City of Goodyear, and various other towns, cities and tribal governments located within the county, will be meeting regularly to review, revise and update the current Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The planning team will be meeting regularly to review, revise, and/or update the following plan elements:


·         Natural hazards that may impact or have impacted the community

·         Profiles of the most relevant hazards

·         Vulnerability assessment to the identified hazards

·         Goals and objectives for hazard risk reduction/elimination

·         Mitigation actions/projects to achieve the stated goals and objectives

·         Plan maintenance strategy for the next 5-year cycle


An updated draft of the plan is expected in July 2009. For additional information, please visit or contact your community?s representative below:


Othell T. Newbill III, CEM

Emergency Management Coordinator

City of Goodyear - All America City



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749