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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Maranda Miller

Post-Disaster Mitigation Coordinator
The Utah Division of Emergency Management

Maranda Miller is the Post-Disaster Mitigation Coordinator at the Utah Division of Emergency Management. She oversees the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and HMGP Post-Fire. As the manager of these programs, Maranda oversees the post-disaster mitigation operations and coordinates mitigation resources, such as technical assistance, trainings, outreach, and other mitigation assistance activities. Prior to this position, she was the Mitigation Planning Lead, where she assisted with local and regional hazard mitigation plans and conducted the State review before submitting to FEMA for review and approval. Maranda has a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning degree from the University of Utah, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Human Impact on the Environment from Utah State University.


Advancing Mitigation and Resilience in Utah – It Starts with a Plan! »

2024 Spring Conference, May 9, 2024 9:30 am

Planning for hazards is the most powerful way Utah communities can manage growing disaster and climate risks, and other future conditions. In this session, participants will learn about their role and value in hazard mitigation planning, and better understand the call to action to help mitigate and adapt to amplified risk. This includes funding for your community’s mitigation and adaptation planning and project needs. Participants will also learn about the critical relationship local hazard mitigation plans have to advancing the implementation of Utah’s new Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan. Participants will learn about the State’s mitigation solution and investment strategy, projects with cascading benefits, and steps to break the disaster cycle and support the most socially vulnerable populations. This session dives into critical and innovative principles, strategies, and best practices for bringing together diverse stakeholders, including federal agencies, state agencies, academia, emergency managers, the public, and more.

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