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Communities and counties throughout the United States face a growing challenge of preserving their community values, watersheds, property, and infrastructure from predictable and potential threats including terrorism, disasters, and global climate changes. Federal, state, and regional governments and agencies seek collaboration, coordination, and community- based solutions; however, existing planning and reporting processes often lack the dynamic, multi-jurisdictional, integrated planning, and community consensus-building required to maintain a consistent and sustainable planning process. This paper will identify a GIS-based planning template that promotes collaboration and integration at the community and county levels to produce an integrated planning process that blends these various challenges into a coordinated planning process that empowers community involvement and consensus-building. The core features of this approach requires the use GIS for effective visualization, constraint analysis, and spatial assessment, in addition to the use of ArcIMS to establish a community geography node for information dissemination, distribution, and sharing.