Jason Pettus has worked for the Division of Emergency Management for the past three years working in the Bureau of Mitigation. Growing up along the Panhandle of Florida, Jason is no stranger to the effects of floodwaters and intense Florida weather pattern s.
Currently, Jason holds the post of Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP) lead. In this position, Jason is responsible for ensuring that monies allocated from Hurricane Catastrophe Fund are dispersed to municipal and local governments, non – profit entities, or state universities with the goal of reducing risk and the cost of recovery following a disaster.
HLMP funding is offered annually to support statewide mitigation projects. Grant funding is competitive but comes with no match required by the local administrators and the active support of HLMP project managers who are dedicated to seeing the local level succeed in mitigation. It is the hope of the Program that HLMP becomes an annual source of mitigation dollars for communities across the state to be able to become better resilient against the disasters of tomorrow. Jason holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Leo University and is finishing a MS in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University.”