For Immediate Release
Contact: Aaron Kenneston
Reno, Nevada. July 10, 2015. Citizens are invited to a public workshop to help draft the 2015 Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m., at the Sparks Legislative Council Chambers. Community members will have the opportunity to discuss information in the plan, and give their ideas about ways to reduce risks from natural and man-made hazards.
What: Public workshop to discuss Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Where: Sparks Legislative Council Chambers at 745 4th St., in Sparks, Nev.
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Aaron Kenneston, Washoe County Emergency Management and Homeland Security at (775) 337-5898 or AKenneston@washoecounty.us.
Below is a list of upcoming emergency planning meetings:
- July 16, at Verdi Community Library and Nature Center at 270 Bridge St., Verdi, Nev., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- July 22, at Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center at 1715 Kuenzil St., Reno, Nev., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- July 28, at Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Headquarters at 208 Capital Hill, Nixon, Nev., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Washoe County Emergency Management is hosting several public workshops to help review and discuss a draft of the 2015 Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. They are in partnership with the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority. A schedule of public workshops is posted online.
The draft plan is on the Washoe County Emergency Management website at https://www.washoecounty.us/em/. Additionally, a public questionnaire will be available at the meetings and is also located online for input on local disaster mitigation and recovery needs.
A draft plan will be submitted for approval to local governing boards in the fall of 2015. . The plan will then be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final approval.