RACHEL PHIPPS

GIS/IT DIRECTOR

Rachel specializes in technical solutions & geospatial analysis using GIS, as well as assisting with grant application development, project management, and hazard mitigation identification & planning. She has previously worked in water resources, providing field training and GIS support to associated organizations. Rachel loves spending time outdoors by going camping, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing & kayaking and enjoys documenting her adventures through photography.

CERTIFICATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member – Oregon Emergency Management Association (OEMA)

Member – Northwest Floodplain Management Association (NORFMA)

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

Bachelor of Science in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis (2018). Department of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences; Montana State University.

Focus areas:

  • Advanced GIS & GPS
  • Landscape-scale environmental processes
  • Water resources/watershed analysis
  • Technical writing

PROJECTS

Rachel has assisted with developing several grant applications and managing mitigation plans & projects. Project types include:

  • Acquisition of floodprone properties (FEMA HMGP; FEMA FMA; CDBG-DR)
  • Elevation of floodprone properties (FEMA HMGP)
  • Stormwater Drainage System Improvements (FEMA HMGP; HUD CDBG-DR).
  • Development of Community Wildfire Protection Plan (FEMA HMGP)
  • Development of Community Hazard Mitigation Plan (SRA HMP)
  • Development of a Hazard Mitigation Study (TCEQ LEPC)
  • Regional Flood Control Project