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Excellence in Risk Management Award Nominations

TML Conference


Heat-Related Illness

Tennessee Trivia

Q. In what Tennessee city was the original formula for Mountain Dew invented?

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Message from the President


It is that time of year again, when budgets are being developed and plans are being made for the upcoming fiscal year. An important event to add to your calendar is our second annual Risk & Insurance Symposium, to be held August 23rd – 25th at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. We have been able to secure CMFO education hours for most of the sessions at our symposium. Click here to view the current agenda and eligible CMFO credits.

Please help us give a shout-out to Public Entity Partners’s property conservationists. Bill Magoon and Andy Lacewell spend most of their days inspecting municipal-owned properties. Their goal, much like yours, is to help minimize incidents of bodily injury and property damage as much as possible. Their efforts will be recognized this year at the national PRIMA conference in June.

Help us recognize your entity, a department, and/or personnel who have demonstrated creativity in implementing new or improved risk or safety programs. We are seeking entries for submission that highlight PE Partner members who exemplify excellence, innovation, creativity, and commitment to providing quality safety and risk management programs within your entity. We will be presenting our Excellence in Risk Management Awards at the banquet in conjunction with the Risk & Insurance Symposium.

All the Best,
Dawn R. Crawford

Excellence in Risk Management Award Nominations Now Available

During the 2017 Risk & Insurance Symposium, to be held August 23rd – 25th in Franklin, Public Entity Partners will be recognizing several Excellence in Risk Management Award winners. Last year’s award winners represented each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions, and encompassed a variety of safety and risk management programs.

Recognizing member achievements is one of the highlights of the Risk & Insurance Symposium. A success for one is a success for all, so please help us recognize the many quality risk management programs across our state. Nominations are due by July 12th.

Nomination forms are available at

If you have questions about the Excellence in Risk Management Award, please contact your member services representative.

Wayne Anderson

Callie Westerfield

Celeste Taylor

To register for the 2017 Risk & Insurance Symposium or to view the agenda, please visit

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TML Conference

Public Entity Partners will be exhibiting at the TML Conference June 11th – 13th at the Murfreesboro Embassy Suites. Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall to visit our booth (booth number 406). We will be distributing free GooGoo Clusters to booth visitors.

All conference participants are invited to join us for Public Entity Partners Party on Monday, June 12th. Burning Las Vegas will be providing musical entertainment.

For more information about the conference, visit the Tennessee Municipal League’s website at|94.

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The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) has selected Public Entity Partners’s Property Conservation Risk Management Program for first-place honors for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement for an Intergovernmental Risk PE Partner Program. Bill Magoon and Andy Lacewell, Public Entity Partners’s Property Conservation consultants, will be accepting this award on behalf of Public Entity Partners at the PRIMA 2017 Annual Conference in June.

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Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illness is a serious concern for those who work outside during the summer months.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Heath (NIOSH) and OSHA both offer numerous resources for the prevention of heat-related illness or death for outdoor workers.

As they do for many training areas for safety-related issues, OSHA offers a website devoted to preventing heat-related illness. Visit OSHA’s website to view fact sheets, worksite training posters, and a heat illness prevention training guide.

NIOSH also offers information and recommendations to prevent and reduce heat-related illness. Click here to view NIOSH’s Workplace Solutions for Preventing Heat-Related Illness or Death of Outdoor Workers.

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Tennessee Trivia

Q: In what Tennessee city was the original formula for Mountain Dew invented?

A. Knoxville