Representative Experience

  • Resilience Element for the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan – Washington, DC
  • State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan – Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Floodplain Management and Transportation Resiliency Study – Boulder County, CO
  • Integrating Climate Uncertainty and Adaptation into State Hazard Mitigation Planning – Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Integrating Wildfire into the Comprehensive Plan – Wildfire Planning International
  • Regional Community Rating System (CRS) Program – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
  • CRS Planning and Floodplain Management Services – Town of Barnstable, MA
  • Resilient Redevelopment Planning – State of North Carolina
  • Hazard Mitigation and Land Use Planning Resource Guide – State of Colorado
  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning – various clients/projects in MA
  • Community Engagement and Risk Communication – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Resilience Workshop for the State of New Hampshire – Governor’s Institute on Community Design
  • Flood Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning – Town of Lyons, CO
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Plan – Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC
  • CRS Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan – City of Savannah, GA
  • Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Initiative – State of Florida
  • Integration of Hazard Mitigation Planning into Local Government Comprehensive Plans – State of Florida
  • National Mitigation Planning Support, Risk MAP Production and Technical Services – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Select Hazard Mitigation Plans

  • Broward County, FL
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments, CT
  • Catawba County, NC
  • City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC
  • City of Del Mar, CA
  • City of Franklin, VA
  • Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI
  • City of Wilmington, DE
  • Florida International University
  • Galveston County, TX
  • Harrison County, MS
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council, TX
  • Hyde County, NC
  • Mohave County, AZ
  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Monterey County, CA
  • New Hanover County, NC
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission, VA
  • Ray County, MO
  • South Central Regional Council of Governments, CT
  • Southampton County, VA
  • Southside Hampton Roads Region, VA
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Florida
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of North Carolina
  • State of South Carolina
  • Sussex County, DE
  • Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, TX
  • Town of Fairhaven, MA
  • Union County, NC

Punchard helped “write the book” on local hazard mitigation planning.

Darrin Punchard proudly served as the lead consultant to FEMA on the development of the Local Mitigation Planning Handbook and its supplemental publication Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Local Planning: Case Studies and Tools for Community Officials.

Project Highlight

Punchard Consulting recently led the creation of new “Resilience” content for incorporation into the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan, a legislatively-adopted 20-year policy document that guides future growth and development of the nation’s capital. This project resulted in the development of policies and actions to help the District become more resilient to natural and man-made hazards, including those related to climate change and extreme weather. Tasks included the development of a citywide framework for resilience as well as recommended amendments to specific plan elements such as Land Use, Housing, Infrastructure, Urban Design, and Economic Development. This new plan content will be included in Comprehensive Plan amendment legislation for DC Council and federal approval starting in 2019.

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