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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Logan Sand

Community Planning Section Chief
FEMA Region 8

Logan Sand is the Community Planning Section Chief in FEMA Region 8’s Mitigation Division – Planning, Engineering, and Tribal Services Branch. He serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, and 29 federally-recognized tribes. Logan oversees the Region’s Community Planning Section working with communities to prepare for and mitigate multiple hazards by integrating resilience and hazard mitigation principles into plans, policies, codes, and standards related to land use and the built environment. Logan conducts trainings and consultations to help to ensure that all levels of government and community have the information they need to develop their own plans that will make them safer and more able to withstand natural disasters. Prior to his work at FEMA, Logan was a Recovery and Resilience Planner for the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs. He has a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Colorado Denver.


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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