Essex County Virginia

Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Requests Public Survey Input

Posted on 03/01/2021
The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to work with Middle Peninsula localities (ie. Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex Counties and the Towns of Urbanna, Tappahannock, and West Point) and Middle Peninsula Tribes (ie. Rappahannock, Upper Mattaponi, and Pamunkey) to update the 2016 Middle Peninsula All Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP). The AHMP assesses all hazards that may affect the region and proposes mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts to citizens, critical facilities, infrastructure, private property, public property, and the natural environment from future hazardous events.
As part of the AHMP update, public outreach and input is critical to shape the plan. This survey requests information on local hazards and your thoughts on mitigation actions. Mitigation actions can be defined as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Please note this survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All responses should be submitted no later than March 15th. Finally, survey results will remain anonymous and summarized in the 2021 AHMP update. Please complete the survey using the link below:
Please continue to check the MPPDC website project page ( and MPPDC Facebook page for more opportunities to provide input.  A draft plan will be available for public review by August 2021.