In 2004, the County Board of Commissioners adopted the Wilson County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. During the same independency as well as the City of Wilson adopted their standalone plan. During the 2009 update, the County and all the original participating localities, along with the City of Wilson combined their efforts to form a more comprehensive countywide approach to hazard mitigation planning.
The county extended an invitation to municipalities within the county to participate in the update and to expand the scope of the plan to a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The City of Wilson, along with the towns of Black Creek, Elm city, Lucama, Saratoga, Sims, and Stantonsburg chose to participate in the planning process.