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John C. Shepard, AICP, is Development Planner with Southwest Regional Development Commission, Slayton Minnesota, serving nine counties in Southwest Minnesota.  He is a graduate in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois and University of Colorado.  He is JohnCShepard (among others) on twitter.

Shepard blogs independently at and

This blog is intended to facilitate the All-Hazards Mitigation Planning projects in Southwest Minnesota.  These projects may be supported by awards from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); however, points of view or opinions are those of the author and do not represent endorsement by FEMA or reflect FEMA’s views.

No state or federal funds have been used to develop this blog.

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