News & Information

Newly Acquired/Constructed Property Insurance

By  Heather Hughes | 1/5/2023 7:15 am

Many of Public Entity Partners’ members make frequent changes to their properties and facilities. Whether it’s improving existing structures, beautifying a park, building a new fire station or acquiring a new facility, making informed decisions on which locations you have insured for property coverage is an important risk management responsibility.


Multifactor Authentication

By  Heather Hughes | 1/5/2023 7:10 am

Every day we hear of a new cyberattack in the news. From private businesses to public infrastructure, utility companies and banking institutions — no one is spared from this threat. Unfortunately, the strength of your password alone is not enough to protect your organization’s sensitive data and systems from a cyberattack.


Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/Drones) Compliance

By  Heather Hughes | 1/5/2023 7:05 am

The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/Drones) by local governments has become commonplace for assistance with law enforcement, fire services, search and rescue, facility inspections and filming special events. While UAS can be of great value due to the various ways they are used, governmental entities should understand the limitations, regulations and laws that must be followed when utilizing UAS.


Excellence In Risk Management PRIMA Scholarship

By  Heather Hughes | 1/5/2023 7:00 am

Applications for the “Excellence in Risk Management” Scholarship for the 2023 National Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Conference will be available on January 18th. The goal of this scholarship is to promote professional public risk management by providing greater educational opportunities, training and peer networking opportunities to risk managers, safety directors and other public employees who have risk management responsibilities.


Frozen Pipes and Water Damage

By  Halie Gallik | 12/28/2022 8:00 am

Over the holiday weekend, many areas of Tennessee saw historically low freezing temperatures. For some members, the cold weather brought with it frozen pipes and water damage. If your organization has already submitted a water damage claim due to frozen pipes and you have additional locations to report, please contact Danya Feinstein directly at instead of filing a claim through the online portal. Please include the address of the location, the date of the loss, and a brief description of the damage in your email.


Partnering for Success January Webinar

By  Heather Hughes | 12/9/2022 7:20 am

Employment-related matters continue to represent a large area of claims among Public Entity Partners’ members. Ranging from allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and hostile workplaces, these claims affect the morale of an organization, while also costing time and money. That’s why PE Partners is hosting “Engaging Employees through Performance Management,” a one-hour webinar designed to review effective performance management.


Collierville Receives PRIMA Scholarship

By  Debbie Yeager, West TN Member Services Representative | 12/9/2022 7:15 am

Jennifer Benjamin, risk management and safety coordinator with the Town of Collierville, was a recipient of the Excellence in Risk Management Scholarship by Public Entity Partners, which allowed her to participate in the National Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this year.


TN Utilities Mandated Security Plan

By  Heather Hughes | 12/9/2022 7:10 am

The Tennessee State Legislature enacted an amendment to TCA Code Annotated, Title 7, Chapter 51 – Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities. This amendment affects certain municipal utilities in Tennessee and has an implementation mandate of July 1, 2023.


PEP Launches New Cyber Security Partners Grant

By  Tahtia Mitchell, Loss Control Specialist | 12/9/2022 7:05 am

Because many local governments lack strategies and tools for preventing cyber crimes and are vulnerable to successful cyberattacks, Public Entity Partners is now offering a new Cyber Security Partners Matching Grant Program.


Message From the President/CEO

By  Michael Fann | 12/9/2022 7:00 am

As we enter the holiday season and prepare for 2023, I wanted to provide an update on Public Entity Partners’ efforts over the past year.