Communicating the Mitigation Action Plan

You may consider how to present the final action plan in a format that can be easily used and referenced by community members and officials. The mitigation strategy or action plan is the primary tool to obtain funding, assign priorities, guide the decision making process, and track progress in future plan updates. A matrix, like the one used in Roseville’s Plan, or tables, like the ones used in Galveston’s plan, can be a good format for summarizing information on the recommended actions. You also may consider including this information along with the mission and goals in the front of the plan in the form of an executive summary. This allows users to quickly understand how the community plans to reduce risk to hazards and strengthen disaster resiliency.