Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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As a result of recent federal legislation, Clark County, Nevada has been charged with conducting a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and implementing a hazard mitigation policy. This research paper identifies the challenges of intergovernmental relations and policy implementation, defines the mitigation and assessment process, and describes the steps taken by Clark County to date. Definition of the legislation, emergency management, and terms relating to the process are provided. Findings reveal that the attempt to implement a federal program in an intergovernmental arena meet predicted challenges and describes how these challenges have affected Clark County’s ability to successfully implement policy.
Emergency management; Interagency coordination; Nevada – Clark County
Evans, Angelina L., "Vulnerability assessment and mitigation planning in Clark County, Nevada: The challenges of policy implementation in the intergovernmental arena" (2003). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 499.