MRPC News Release

For Immediate Release
March 10, 2017

For more information contact
Ryan Dunwoody at (573) 265-2993

Public meeting scheduled for Washington County Hazard Mitigation Plan update

POTOSI– City and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested residents are invited to attend a public meeting April 17 to discuss updates to the Washington County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Washington County Ambulance District, House 1 Headquarters Facility located at 6900 Bill Gum Business Blvd., Potosi, MO 63664.

The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order for Washington County schools, cities, agencies and others to access state hazard mitigation grant funds. The plan includes an assessment of natural hazards, showcases past accomplishments and sets goals and action items to reduce the impact of natural hazards in the future.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is updating the plan in partnership with the Washington County Commission. Questions may be directed to MRPC Environmental Programs Specialist Ryan Dunwoody at or 573-265-2993.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 25, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

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