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ALISON M. MISKIMAN 
PLANNING INSTRUCTOR

Alison Miskiman has more than 15 years of experience with a focus on hazard mitigation planning and expertise in natural hazard risk assessment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Earth Science/Geochemical Systems, is a Certified Floodplain Manager and a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). 

Her recent and relevant mitigation experience includes managing the 2014 State of New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan update as well as the management of the following New Jersey local hazard mitigation plan updates:  Essex, Hunterdon, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. 

Alison is Tetra Tech’s lead risk assessor for all local and state hazard mitigation planning and community resiliency planning projects in the Northeast. She utilizes GIS and customizes FEMA’s HAZUS program to assess potential losses to vulnerable populations, buildings, and infrastructure from flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes and sea-level rise to quantify potential losses and cost effectiveness of mitigation-focused and resiliency projects. 

Alison is also a Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant writer with extensive technical experience in the development of benefit cost analysis (BCA) incorporating state of the art strategies to include both quantifiable and additional costs and benefits to demonstrate economic feasibility of federally and locally funded projects. She has supported a wide range of resiliency and mitigation projects in accordance with U.S. HUD, FEMA and state requirements. 

Over the past decade, Alison has worked with hundreds of communities to quantify the potential losses of natural hazards to support local efforts to identify implementable projects to mitigate future losses.