Message From the President - July 2020

  • 7/29/2020 12:00 am


Message from the President — July 2020 

As we close out the month of July, Public Entity Partners continues to work toward supporting our members as they serve the citizens of our great state.

Over the past several months, our organization has been evaluating the programs and services we offer to members and actively seeking ways to enhance them. We are partnering with the Tennessee Municipal League to bring the Partnering for Success webinars to members. The article below shares the initial launch of Partnering for Success webinars, and we hope you will join us for these informative sessions. Every person who registered for the Symposium has been contacted to let them know about the cancellation of the event.

Despite this transition, we will still be recognizing members for Excellence in Risk Management. We have traditionally presented these awards during our symposium, but this year we will feature an award winner each month in our e-newsletter, beginning in August. If you have not yet submitted a nomination for the Excellence in Risk Management Award, please read the article below to learn how you can help us recognize local governments and employees for their efforts toward improving safety within their entities.

Training and education are often among the first cuts to be made when budgets shrink. PE Partners offers extensive resources to help members ensure their employees can work safely, efficiently and effectively. Last month, we shared the launch of HR Hero and EHS Hero services to our membership. These tools are designed to give you access to sample policies, templates, toolbox talks and training materials so that employees can continue to focus on safety, despite the limitations COVID-19 has placed on your budgets. In addition, all PE Partners members have access to our Local Gov Risk Academy, which provides online safety-related training for your employees.

The Virtual Academy Training Supplement is a resource that is available to members with Law Enforcement coverage. PE Partners is committed to professionalism in law enforcement. Virtual Academy provides online training for personnel, along with opportunities that reinforce professionalism and excellence in policy, training, supervision and discipline.

We hope you are able to take advantage of these extensive training and education resources, which can help keep your employees safe, safeguard public resources and help you provide top-notch service to your citizens.

Stay Safe!

Charles DeMore