MxCC to Host Public Forum of ConnSCU’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

MxCC to Host Public Forum of ConnSCU’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – A public forum to discuss the development of a recent Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held at Middlesex Community College (MxCC) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4-5 p.m. in Conference Room 808B in Chapman Hall.

This Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently being developed by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (ConnSCU) which includes the state’s 12 Community Colleges and Charter Oak State College, as well as the 4 state Universities. The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to assist local campuses in recognizing and reducing risks caused by natural hazards, identify actions to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritizing funding for mitigation efforts. The project is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

At the meeting on February 24th a brief presentation will be given to detail the work done up-to-date and a planning committee will be present to answer community questions. All MxCC students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to attend the open forum to help gather and provide feedback for further implantation of the project at both MxCC’s Middletown and Meriden campuses.

While natural disasters cannot be prevented, the continued implementation of strategies within the Hazard Mitigation Plan will make MxCC and the other ConnSCU campuses more sustainable and resilient to possible disasters.

Middlesex Community College’s Main Campus is located at 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, the shoreline programs at Westbrook High School, and online.