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City seeks public input on Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan; candidate will speak at fundraiser Thursday

The city of Newberg is seeking input from the public on its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as part of a five-year update being done in conjunction with the University of Oregon and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and using funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

"A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events," a press release from the city said. "Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship, reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs, increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process, and increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects."

An electronic version of the draft Newberg Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for formal public comment through Wednesday (July 29) at www.NewbergOregon.gov/nhmp.

The plan was last updated in 2013 and Newberg is among the Yamhill County communities required to update or amend its plans in 2020.

For more information, comments or questions, call City Manager Dan Weinheimer at 503-537-1207, email him at HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email Michael Howard, assistant program director for the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, at HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Candidate for House District 24 will host fundraiser Thursday

Lynette Shaw, Democratic candidate for House District 24, will hold a fundraiser and healthcare forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Grain Elevator restaurant in Carlton.

Dr. Jim Rickards, senior medical director at Moda Health and former chief medical officer at the Oregon Health Authority, will speak on healthcare in a post-COVID-19 world.

Tickets are $50 and available at https://bit.ly/3f9cZtD.


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