Representative Experience

  • MA Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Pilot Program communities throughout MA
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan – Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Maui County, HI
  • Resilience Element for the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan – Washington, DC
  • MA Building Code Study & Local Floodplain Action Guide
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Plan – Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC
  • Floodplain Management and Transportation Resiliency Study – Boulder County, CO
  • MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) – various clients/projects in MA
  • NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program – various clients/projects in NC
  • State Hazard Mitigation & Climate Adaptation Plan – Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Climate Change Preparedness & Resiliency Planning – Natural Resources Defense Council 
  • Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) – Wildfire Planning International
  • CRS Planning and Floodplain Management Services – Town of Barnstable, MA
  • Resilient Redevelopment Planning – State of North Carolina
  • Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado – State of Colorado
  • Community Engagement and Risk Communication (CERC) – FEMA
  • Regional Community Rating System (CRS) Program – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
  • Resilience Workshop for the State of New Hampshire – Governor’s Institute on Community Design
  • Flood Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning – Town of Lyons, CO
  • 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 – FEMA

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
  • Maui County, HI
  • Mohave County, AZ
  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Monterey County, CA
  • New Hanover County, NC
  • Northeastern Vermont Development Association, VT
  • 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
  • State of Vermont
  • Sussex County, DE
  • Terrebonne Parish, LA
  • Territory of American Samoa
  • Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, TX
  • Town of Fairhaven, MA
  • Town of Lyndon, VT
  • 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 original 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 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 new strategies 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 creation 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. These amendments include specific policies and actions to support and unify resilience strategies across multiple agencies, sectors, and areas of the District.

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