Message From the President

Public Entity Partners Board of Directors Approves Changes to Bylaws

By  Michael Fann | 2/24/2022 11:00 am

Our Board of Directors recently made several changes to the Public Entity Partners Bylaws focused on separation of governance, transparency, and stewardship. To learn more about these changes, visit our website. Michael Fann, President/CEO, shared, “Our team is committed to serving Tennessee local governments and the taxpayers they serve. We believe these bylaw changes will increase our transparency and responsiveness to members. Stewardship is one of our core values. Our members depend on us to provide the coverages they need and the risk management tools to assist them, and to be there to pay claims, and we take the trust they place in us very seriously."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Message From the President - April 2020

4/30/2020 4:00 pm

The month of April has brought challenges our state and nation have not faced in recent history. As we shared last month, Public Entity Partners is proud to stand with our members as they provide critical essential services to Tennessee’s citizens. We have gathered resources that are aimed at assisting members as they navigate this uncertain time. In addition to focusing on the COVID-19 response, we continue to push forward with fulfilling our mission to our membership.

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