Registration Deadline January 31 for Mitigating Hazards Through Land Use Solutions Workshop

Workshop Overview and Information

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to continue to support communities to put land use solutions that save lives and money in place. This group invites you to a one-day workshop to kick-off implementation of land use solutions that can reduce the impacts of hazards in your community. The workshop will guide participants through developing and adopting mitigation actions. There will be a focus on updating land use and development codes to reduce the impact of natural disasters, and creating incentive programs to promote development in safer areas. Utilizing the Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions guide ( and supplemental materials, the workshop will draw on lessons from communities that have successfully implemented a variety of tools and strategies.

Workshop Goal

Communities that participate will be able to implement their identified land use mitigation action(s) within one year of attending the workshop.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is free of charge to accepted communities and is an ideal opportunity for:

  • Jurisdictions that are updating their Comprehensive Land Use/Development/Building and Zoning Codes and Policies;
  • Counties that have recently updated their FEMA-approved local Hazard Mitigation Plan or another long-range plan and would like to implement specific land use tools to achieve their mitigation goals; and
  • Municipalities that would like to minimize the level of damage caused by hazards such as wildfires, geologic concerns, or floods by making updates to their development standards. 

Date of Workshop

June 7, 2018

Workshop Location

Denver area To be determined based on selected communities.

Application Deadline

The team, completed application questions, and supplemental materials (optional) are due on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Apply online today at

Download and view the Mitigating Hazards Through Land Use Solutions Workshop flyer.