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.

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  • 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



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.



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.


Get Involved

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


Current Schedule, Registration, and Meeting Materials

Meeting date: Jan. 12, 2023


Meeting date: May 10, 2023


Meeting date: Aug. 3, 2023


Meeting date: Nov. 2, 2023


Past Year - Schedule and Meeting Materials

Meeting date: Jan. 13, 2022


Meeting date: April 7, 2022


Meeting date: Aug. 4, 2022


Meeting date: Nov. 3, 2022


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)


ADA Information

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.


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