Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group

The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) 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.

  1. Duties
    • Assessing risks within the county
    • Maintaining an updated list of potential mitigation initiatives that will reduce risks associated with hazards
    • Supporting outreach initiatives for the Local Mitigation Strategy, the Floodplain Management Plan, the Community Rating System, and disaster assistance grants
  2. Guidance

    We developed LMS 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.

  3. Members

    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.

  4. Get Involved

    To volunteer with the LMS Working Group, contact Hillsborough County's Office of Innovation & Resiliency.

  5. Current Schedule, Registration, and Meeting Materials
    Meeting Date Meeting type & Registration
    Agenda Minutes
    Jan. 12, 2023
    Working Group - Virtual
    Register for the Jan. 12 Virtual Meeting
    To be posted  To be posted 
    April 6, 2023
    Working Group - Virtual
    Register for the April 6 Virtual Meeting
    To be posted  To be posted 
    Aug. 3, 2023
    Working Group - Virtual
    Register for the Aug. 3 Virtual Meeting
    To be posted  To be posted 
    Nov. 2, 2023
    Working Group - Virtual
    Register for the Nov. 2 Virtual Meeting
    To be posted  To be posted 
  6. Archived Schedule, and Meeting Materials
    Meeting Date Meeting type Agenda Minutes
    Jan. 13, 2022
    Working Group - Virtual                  01/13/22 Agenda 01/13/22 Minutes
    April 7, 2022
    Working Group - Virtual                  04/07/22 Agenda 04/07/22 Minutes
    Aug. 4, 2022
    Working Group - Virtual
    08/04/22 Agenda To be posted 
    Nov. 3, 2022
    Working Group - Virtual                  To be posted  To be posted 
    Jan. 14, 2021
    Working Group - Virtual  1/14/21 Agenda 1/14/21 Minutes
    April 8, 2021
    Working Group - Virtual
    4/8/21 Agenda 4/8/21 Minutes
    Aug. 5, 2021
    Working Group - Virtual  8/5/21 Agenda 08/05/21 Minutes
    Oct. 14, 2021
    HMGP Overview & Requirements - Virtual
    10/14/21 Agenda
    10/14/21 Minutes
    Nov. 4, 2021
    Working Group - Virtual  11/04/21 Agenda 11/04/21 Minutes
    Nov. 10, 2021
    HMPG Projects and Rankings - Virtual
    11/10/21 Agenda 11/10/21 Minutes
    Jan. 15, 2020 Working Group
    1/15/20 Agenda 1/15/20 Minutes
    Feb. 6, 2020 Working Group
    2/6/20 Agenda 2/6/20 Minutes
    Feb. 20, 2020 Working Group
    2/20/20 Agenda 2/20/20 Minutes
    May 28, 2020
    Working Group - Virtual
    5/28/20 Agenda 5/28/20 Minutes
    Sept. 17, 2020

    Working Group - Virtual

    9/17/20 Agenda 9/17/20 Minutes 
    Nov. 17, 2020
    Working Group - Virtual  11/17/20 Agenda
    11/17/20 Minutes


Grants Funding

The LMS WG reviews and ranks countywide projects seeking state and federal funding. These projects can be found on the County's Local Mitigation Strategy Documents page. See the following grants below:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Hillsborough County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation for any documents found on this page should email Monica Martin, Hazard Mitigation & LMS Coordinator.