County Selects RESPEC to Update Plans

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Gallatin County has selected RESPEC to both update the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and incorporate an updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan into the Mitigation Plan.  RESPEC’s personnel out of their Bozeman office will start this process on July 1, 2017 with an expected completion in early 2019.  The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies hazards present in our communities and identifies approaches to reduce the impact from these hazards.  Having a current approved plan also ensures our community’s access to federal assistance programs to address the identified hazards as well as programs to recover following a large disaster.

RESPEC will be responsible for facilitating a collaborative community revision process throughout all the communities in Gallatin County.  This is envisioned to involve in person meetings at communities around the county, virtual meetings, and a comment process leading to a draft document.  The draft will then be taken back to our communities to verify its accuracy prior to adoption of a final document by the incorporated political subdivisions and submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The county’s priority is to develop an accurate and reasonable plan that was developed collaboratively with the community.

While this process will begin on July 1st, due to the amount of collaboration and technical analysis we expect the process to run into early 2019.  If you would like to be notified about opportunities to participate in this process, please complete this survey: