Mitigation insights from emergency managers on working with stakeholders




mitigation, mitigation stakeholders, emergency management, disaster mitigation, hazard mitigation


Emergency managers have the important responsibility of planning and implementing mitigation policies and programs to reduce losses to life and property. To accomplish these goals, they must use limited time and resources to ensure the communities they serve have adequately mitigated against potential disasters. As a result, it is common to collaborate and coordinate with a wide variety of partner agencies and community organizations. While it is well established that strengthening relationships and increasing familiarity improve coordination, this article advances that narrative by providing direct insights on the ways a select group of local, state, and federal emergency managers view relationships with other mitigation stakeholders. Using insights from a 1-day workshop hosted at the University of Delaware to gather information from mitigation stakeholders, this article provides a discussion of commonalities and challenges workshop participants identified with other stakeholder groups. These insights can inform other emergency managers about potential collaborators and coordination opportunities with similar stakeholders in their own communities.

Author Biographies

Rachel Slotter, MS

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Meghan Millea, PhD

Department of Economics, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Joseph Trainor, PhD

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Rachel Davidson, PhD

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Jamie Kruse, PhD

Department of Economics, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Linda Nozick, PhD

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


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How to Cite

Slotter, R., M. Millea, J. Trainor, R. Davidson, J. Kruse, and L. Nozick. “Mitigation Insights from Emergency Managers on Working With Stakeholders”. Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 21, no. 2, May 2023, pp. 123-31, doi:10.5055/jem.0699.