In May 2023, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey established the Alabama Resilience Council. The Council comprises representatives from various public and private entities, both state and federal, including the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Alabama’s State Energy Office. The purpose of the Council is, “to provide a forum for coordinating activities of state government and for facilitating interactions between state government and the private sector to proactively address harmful impacts on Alabama communities and infrastructure before they occur.” The Alabama Resilience Council will replace the State Hazard Mitigation Council, established in 2004 by Governor Bob Riley, and will also address and update the State Hazard Mitigation Plan as needed or required.
Co-Chaired by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Alabama Department of Insurance, the Council is charged with:
- Helping Alabamians understand and mitigate their personal risks
- Empowering the private sector and other communities to direct resilience efforts that best serve their needs
- Identifying risk-reduction alternatives to guide statewide strategies
To read Governor Ivey’s press release on the establishment of the Alabama Resilience Council or the full text of the executive order, please click here.