The Williamson County, TN, Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has relied on BOLDplanning, a division of Agility, and, more specifically, the company’s online preparedness planning platform since 2021. Now, in addition to using the platform’s module for continuity of operations (COOP) planning and emergency operations planning (EOP), the agency will utilize a third one for hazard mitigation planning (HMP).  

Hazard mitigation plans, as emergency managers know, are vital to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage and are also required for eligibility for certain pre- and post-disaster funding.  

Williamson County EMA implemented the new HMP module from January 25-March 1, 2023. BOLDplanning’s global solutions team spearheaded the project, providing professional services to configure and customize the planning tool and offering instruction and best practices for its immediate use. The agency is now updating its existing hazard mitigation plan, as required by FEMA.  

“At BOLDplanning, we are happy to report that the HMP configuration effort was successful in achieving the utilization of the planning tool within the agency’s timeline and budget,” said James Woulfe, CBCP, CHPCP, CHEP. “It was a pleasure, as always, to assist Williamson County with its preparedness planning program.” 

Special thanks to Nick Sturgeon, Emergency Management Officer, and Todd Horton, Emergency Management Director, for continuing to make Williamson County a safe and resilient community for all.  

Interestingly, Williamson County is home to BOLDplanning’s offices in the City of Franklin (TN). The county is home to a population of 247,726 (2020 Decennial Census) and is the fastest-growing county in the state. It also ranks as one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.