1. Plan

    Q1 2020

  2. Community Engagement

    Q2 2020

  3. Design

    Q3 2020 thru Q2 2021

  4. Complete

    Q3 2021

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Project Overview

The purpose of hazard mitigation and this plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects in the City of Boulder, Colorado.

The 2018 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by the state Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards. The City of Boulder has developed a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to help make the city and its residents less vulnerable to future natural hazard events.

The original Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by City Council on Aug. 19, 2008. The plan has been reviewed on an annual basis. Keeping the plan current helps the city to be better prepared for natural hazards, provides the opportunity to apply for federal grants and allows property owners to be eligible to receive discounted flood insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

The goals for the 2018 update included increasing community awareness, reducing vulnerability of people, property and environment to natural hazards, and reducing the impact of natural hazards on our community.

Next Update

  • The City is working in coordination with Boulder County on the next Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update.
  • That plan update is underway and information is available on the Boulder Office of Disaster Management webpage.
  • The update is scheduled to be complete in 2021.