Preparing an Earthquake-ready Community

Posted on 03/05/2018

On Feb. 9, Cottonwood Heights hosted a one-day workshop, bringing together community leaders focused on building resilient communities. The 75 attendees from communities around Utah heard speakers from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Envision Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah Division of Emergency Management, Utah Geological Survey, and Reavely Engineers, as well as Cottonwood Heights Emergency Management, discuss strategies to promote planning and messaging campaigns to reduce the impact of earthquakes and other disasters.


The workshop gave attendees a place to share ideas that are working to promote safer buildings and better planning to mitigate the impacts of floods, wildfires and earthquakes in our communities. For more information on how you can promote resiliency in your neighborhood, contact emergency manager Mike Halligan at