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serving the missouri meramec area.

First public planning meeting scheduled for Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan update

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Tammy Snodgrass

GASCONADE COUNTY – City and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested residents are invited to attend a public meeting October 27 to discuss updates to the Gasconade County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Individuals wishing to attend can access the zoom meeting information at meramecregion.org or by contacting Environmental Manager Tammy Snodgrass at 573-265-2993 or via email at tsnodgrass@meramecregion.org

The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order for Gasconade 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 Gasconade County Commission. Questions may be directed to Snodgrass.

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. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 34 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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.