Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group

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The Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group serves as the community-wide all-hazards committee at the core of the unified multi-jurisdictional mitigation planning process for Hillsborough County, providing coordination and partnership among governmental units, commercial enterprises (industry partners), and citizen groups.

The LMS Working Group duties include assessing risks within the county, maintaining an updated list of potential mitigation initiatives that will reduce risks associated with hazards, and supporting outreach initiatives for the Local Mitigation Strategy, the Floodplain Management Plan, the Community Rating System, and disaster assistance grants.


The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is Hillsborough County’s program developed to reduce or eliminate all forms of losses from natural or man-made disasters. The goal is to establish and maintain an ongoing process that continually assesses potential disasters, develops corresponding mitigation techniques, and incorporates preparedness and response into the consciousness of the entire community.

The LMS Working Group consists of the County Hazard Mitigation Section, Emergency Management and emergency management/hazard mitigation representatives from Tampa, Plant City, Temple Terrace and members of other municipal departments such as public works and health, representatives from local education institutions, private sector, as well as volunteer citizens.

The group also includes representatives from interested private and civic organizations, trade and commercial support groups, property owners associations, water management districts, regional planning councils, independent special districts, non-profit groups, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, private utilities and communications companies, and large employers.

How To

To volunteer with the LMS Working Group, contact Hillsborough County Public Works' Hazard Mitigation Program at (813) 635-5400.

Things to Know

The LMS Working Group meetings are open to the public. Find meeting dates on the County calendar.


Get Help

(813) 635-5400