Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation PlanningThank you for your interest in Michigan Technological University's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The plan will be updated during the 2023 and 2024 academic years. What is Hazard Mitigation?

Hazard mitigation planning reduces the loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters.  It begins by identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities on campus.  After identifying these risks, long-tern strategies are developed for protecting people and property from similar future events.  Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.  Our plan also includes human-caused hazards such as hazardous materials, cyber threats, pandemics, and active shooters.  A hard copy of the 2020-2025 Michigan Tech Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is available to view in the Facilities Management department at 100 Facilities Building, Houghton, MI.   To receive a digital copy of the plan, please e-mail facilities@mtu.edu.

How Can I Help?

Michigan Tech wants your involvement in the hazard mitigation planning process.  Here are just a few ways you can help us update our plan.

  • Complete the Survey - Survey closed on March 15, 2024.  THANK YOU to all who completed the survey. The information you provided will help us better understand your hazard concerns and help us identify mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events on campus.       
  • Attend meetings -  All steering committee meetings and work sessions will be open to the public.  See the listing of meeting below.
  • Give us your feedback -  We will also be asking for you to review and provide feedback on the draft of the updated plan in August/September 2024.
  • Share - Make sure your voice is heard.  Share your opinions, ideas and/or concerns any time.  Email Lori Weir at llweir@mtu.edu

Currently Scheduled Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Meeting Friday, May 3, 2024 9:00-10:00am Facilities (Building 44) Conference Room
Steering Committee Meeting Monday, June 3, 2024 10:00am - Noon MUB - Datolite Room - 100
Steering Committee Meeting Friday, June 28, 2024 9:00am - 10:00am MUB - Datolite Room - 100
Steering Committee Meeting Tuesday, July 16, 2024 3:00pm-4:00pm ZOOM: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/82738301554
Steering Committee Meeting Friday, August 2, 2024 9:00am-10:00am Facilities (Building 44) Conference Room
Steering Committee Meeting Tuesday, August 13, 2024 2:00pm-3:00pm ZOOM:  https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89012338226
Steering Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 10, 2024 4:00pm-5:00pm Facilities (Building 44) Conference Room


Want to Participate Even More?

 If you would like to take on a more active role in planning or outreach, there may be opportunities that fit your interests.  Please complete this form to let us know how you would like to help.