Sheriff's Department (SHEM)

SHEM Home Page     Contact Us

(262) 741-4400   Emergency 911  

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Project Overview  

Walworth County has initiated a project to prepare a natural hazards mitigation plan for the county along with the towns, cities, and villages. A natural hazards mitigation plan is a document that evaluates natural hazards that could negatively affect county residents and identifies those things that can be done to mitigate their negative effects.

To qualify for Federal funding for hazard mitigation projects, a community must have an approved plan. In addition, it is anticipated that implementation of this plan will:

·     minimize damage from natural disasters that do occur

·     save taxpayer’s money because less money will be spent on post-disaster recovery activities

·     help communities and residents respond to and recover more quickly from natural disasters that may strike

Who is Involved?

A steering committee has been formed to prepare the initial draft of the plan.  Members will include county staff, local officials, and county residents.

Local units of government are encouraged to participate in the preparation of the plan. Genoa City and Williams Bay are not eligible because they are not part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Lt. Kevin Williams is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Walworth County and will serve as the project supervisor.

Civi Tek Consulting of Lake Mills has been hired to help prepare the plan and Tim Schwecke, AICP, is the project manager. You can reach him at (920) 728-2814 or at


Walworth County Emergency Management will be hosting a public meeting in a number of locations in the county to review the countywide draft natural hazards mitigation plan and accept public input. This meeting will be held in the following locations on the dates and times as listed below:

February 19, 6:30 p.m.           Walworth County Health & Human Services Auditorium; W4051 County Road NN, Elkhorn

February 23, 6:30 p.m.           Lake Geneva City Hall, Senior Center Room; 626 Geneva Street; Lake Geneva

February 26, 6:30 p.m.           LaGrange Town Hall; N7899 Hwy H; Whitewater

                                            Presentation (pdf)

Project Timeline

It is anticipated that this project will be completed by April 2009. A tentative timeline (pdf) shows various milestones and anticipated dates for completion.

Working Drafts

As drafts of the plan are completed, they will be posted here.  

        Draft 3.0 (pdf)                   Draft Summary (pdf)

Document for Cities and Villages

In order for a city or village to apply for a grant for a mitigation project, the final plan must be adopted by resolution.  A sample resolution is available as a Microsoft Word document.


If you have any questions about this project or to get more information, you may contact Lt. Kevin Williams, Emergency Management Coordinator, at:                          

            (262) 741-4400


Walworth County Sheriff's Department

1770 Cty Road NN

PO Box 1004

Elkhorn, WI 53121


Acceptable Use Policy     Privacy Policy

100 W Walworth, Elkhorn, WI 53121
© 2010 Walworth County Government.