Message From the President

Message From the President - March 2020

By  Michael Fann | 3/5/2021 8:00 am

Last week, the Public Entity Partners Board of Directors met to deliberate on rate changes for FY 2022, as well as consideration of a dividend declaration. We are happy to share with you that our Board of Directors declared a $7,500,000 dividend to be returned to eligible members on renewal invoices.


Message From the President - February 2021

By  Michael Fann | 2/4/2021 8:00 am

I had the privilege of co-presenting a session at the January training meeting of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), along with Chief Steve Isbell of the Dyersburg Police Department. The session was titled “Decision-Making: A Risk Management Case Study.” Law enforcement education, awareness of reasonable actions, sound decision-making, de-escalation and officer wellness are initiatives that Public Entity Partners strongly supports.


Message From the President - January 2021

By  Michael Fann | 1/8/2021 8:00 am

In July of 2020, Public Entity Partners’ leadership team, in conjunction with our Board of Directors, began a strategic planning process. In December, the Board of Directors approved and adopted revised vision and mission statements and organizational values. These components of the strategic plan represent the cultural core of our organization, and will guide and define the programs and services Public Entity Partners seeks to provide to members in the coming years.


Message From the President - December 2020

By  Michael Fann | 12/4/2020 8:00 am

Now that we’ve entered the final month of 2020, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the growing number of active COVID-19 cases throughout our state, and acknowledge the strain this places on our members as you work to provide essential services to your community. Public Entity Partners has labored with you throughout this year, and we’re still hard at work, responding to your loss control and underwriting questions, while continuing to handle the liability, property and workers’ compensation claims that are submitted each day. During this pandemic, we encourage you to always make the health and safety of your employees and team members your highest priority, and take the necessary steps to ensure they are protected as much as reasonably possible.


Message From the President - November 2020

By  Michael Fann | 11/6/2020 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners is working hard to make a difference in your community through the risk management services we provide. We are primarily a public service organization that also happens to provide a financial mechanism for paying claims.


Message from the President - October 2020

By  Michael G. Fann | 10/9/2020 8:00 am

While the month of October brings an end to our 40th anniversary year, it also marks the beginning of the next 40 years of serving our membership. Last night our director of member services, Callie Westerfield, and I had the privilege of attending the City of Columbia's council meeting where Mayor Chaz Molder, Vice-Mayor Dr. Christa Martin, and City Manager Tony Massey accepted a recognition award for 40 years of membership with Public Entity Partners. Barrett Jones, the first Chairman of Public Entity Partners, then called the TML Insurance Pool, was also in attendance to receive the recognition award. Our organization is grateful for the opportunity to partner with and serve our members and continues to look for ways to strengthen that partnership.


Message from the President - September 2020

By  Michael G. Fann | 9/4/2020 6:00 am

Greetings! September’s arrival marks the start of a new season, as well as a new chapter at Public Entity Partners. I was recently named President / CEO by our Board of Directors, and am sincerely honored to begin serving our members in this new role. For the past 34 years, I have come to work each day confident in the knowledge that the products and services offered by Public Entity Partners are second to none. These include training, consulting, risk control surveys, grants and scholarships, comprehensive insurance options and expert claims administration. One of our primary goals is to support cities, towns and municipal agencies across our state by providing best-practice recommendations that will help keep your employees safe, safeguard public resources and assist you in serving your citizens.


Message From the President - July 2020

7/29/2020 12:00 am

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.


Message From the President - June 2020

By  Charles DeMore | 6/25/2020 4:00 pm

As we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary of partnering with local governments across Tennessee, we are humbled by the hard-working men and women who provide services to the citizens of the Volunteer state. On Friday, June 26, our Board of Directors met, working to craft the next 40 years of Public Entity Partners’ service to our members. In this newsletter you will learn more about numerous programs and initiatives, shaped by the leadership of our board.


Message From the President - May 2020

5/28/2020 4:00 pm

As a risk sharing pool, we talk frequently about the partnership we share with our members. That partnership begins with the service of our Board of Directors and extends to every interaction we have with our members. Our Board of Directors is composed of mayors, city administrators and managers from across the state, and ensures that PE Partners continues to value what is most important — the work our members do each and every day serving Tennessee’s citizens.