The Hazard Mitigation Planning Group currently consists of one City Council member and citizen members that serve as an advisory board to the Mayor and City Council. The Group monitors the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, reviews actions taken in response to disasters or emergencies that occur, makes recommendations for new projects or revised actions items, and discusses implementation problems that may arise. The Group usually meets quarterly. Click here to review Hazard Mitigation Planning Group minutes. The current group members are:
Gary Hudson, Citizen Member – Chair
Chip Dryden, Citizen Member – Vice Chair
Frank Hupp, Citizen Member
Margie Korpela, Citizen Member
Jazzmin Love, Citizen Member
Connie Quick, City Councilor
The Hazard Mitigation Planning Group holds an annual emergency preparedness fair in Columbia City. Stakeholders that are responsible for emergency response and preparedness participate in the annual event. This event is held in conjunction with the City Celebration in August.