THE KANSAS CHAPTER OF PRIMA

The State of Kansas

THE MISSION OF THE KANSAS CHAPTER OF PRIMA

To improve the operation of local government and related public agencies through proven risk management techniques.

WHY RISK MANAGEMENT?

It works! What appears "unpredictable" may be controlled with the use of such techniques as safety/loss control, cost-effective insurance, and self-retention. A risk management professional studies the "unpredictable" events and tries to turn them into controllable (and in some cases even predictable) events and therefore preventable events. Risk management professionals, by banding together in association, benefit from each others’ experience and expertise.

NATIONAL PRIMA

Established in 1978, PRIMA is a membership organization for public risk management practitioners. National PRIMA consists of more than 1600 member public entities.

BENEFITS PROVIDED BY NATIONAL PRIMA

Public Risk - Bimonthly magazine; in-depth news and features on topics of concern to members.  PRIMAVISION - a video cassette tape service.  Information Services - a clearing house and network of risk management information around the country.  Pooling - assistance to newly established pools.

KANSAS PRIMA

Kansas PRIMA is a state chapter of the National PRIMA organization. Members of the Kansas PRIMA represent all types of public entities such as cities, counties, school districts, water districts and airports.

BENEFITS OF KANSAS PRIMA
Networking with other Risk and Safety Managers.  Help with Kansas risk and insurance problems.  Informative low-cost seminars and meetings for professional development.

KANSAS PRIMA’S MISSION
Improve the operation of local government and related public agencies through proven risk management techniques.

KANSAS PRIMA’S OBJECTIVES
Increase visibility of risk management in the public sector.  Enhance professionalism.  Keep members abreast of developments affecting public risk management.

WHY JOIN PRIMA?
Kansas PRIMA members help each other in developing insurance bid specifications and loss control and prevention policies, compliance with state and federal environmental and safety laws and regulations. Members assist each other with information retrieval using the Internet.

ELIGIBILITY
All governmental agencies, political subdivisions and school districts within the state of Kansas are eligible for membership as voting members in the Kansas Chapter of PRIMA.

HOW TO JOIN
Send questions about membership to: Kansas PRIMA
Public Entities:

To become a member of National PRIMA,
contact the local Kansas chapter,
phone National PRIMA (703) 528-7701,

visit their web site at: National PRIMA Headquarters

or write:  

Public Risk Management Assn.
500 Montgomery Street
Suite 750
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (703) 528-7701
Fax (703) 739-0200