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Mitigation Plan

The Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mitigation Plan) provides policy guidance for hazard mitigation for Spokane County. It identifies goals, objectives, actions and initiatives for local government that could reduce injury and damage from natural and man made hazards. The local mitigation plan is the representation of the jurisdiction's commitment to reduce risks from these hazards. The plan serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of hazards. It also serves as the basis for Washington State to provide technical assistance and to prioritize project funding. 

The original Mitigation Plan was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 office on May 2, 2007 and met the requirements of 44 CFR 201.6 published by the Federal Register by FEMA on February 28, 2002. 

The Mitigation Plan was adopted by resolution by the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Spokane, and the City of Spokane Valley city councils. It was monitored by the Spokane County Disaster Committee, reviewed annually, and updated in 2015. Our continuing goal is to add all cities, towns, and special purpose districts (fire, law enforcement, health, water, etc) throughout Spokane County to the Mitigation Plan. 

During the first term of the original mitigation Plan, the City of Cheney initiated the linkage process. Below are the documents from the process: 

Please see our Mitigation Plan Update, approved by FEMA - April 2015.

Below are links to the original (expired) Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan and supporting documents of the planning process. 

  1. FEMA Approved Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan 
  2. FEMA Approval Letter 
  3. Jurisdictional Adoptions 
  4. FEMA Checklist 
  5. Description of Types of Hazards 
  6. Comment Sheet - "We welcome your comments here" 


Gerry Bozarth
Mitigation & Recovery Manager 
(509) 477-7613