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Our Mission

Our mission is to support and strengthen an effective, efficient public sector through the concepts and strategies of risk management.

Thank you to the Oregon School Safety Officers Association for its continued partnership.








Announcements from the Board of Directors

After careful consideration, OR-PRIMA’s leadership made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Fall Conference in Sunriver.  The wellbeing of our members and partners has been our first priority.  In light of ongoing health and safety concerns across our state as a result of the ongoing pandemic, in addition to travel restrictions and spending freezes, we find it irresponsible to move forward with an in-person conference this year. We miss you, but look forward to seeing you again soon!

It is important to us that we continue to provide you with tools that add value to your career, and your organization.  We could not do all of this without our sponsors!  Once again, they are generously supporting us so that we may offer free webinars to you.  It is our goal to continue to provide these webinar events to you year-round!  Please take a look at what we currently have scheduled.

Thank you very much for your continued support through sponsorship, membership, and participation in our webinars!  We really hope we get to see you all next April for the Spring session at The Oregon Garden.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars, as we’ll be back in Salishan in the Fall of 2021, and then off to the Riverhouse in the Fall of 2022.

Remember to join us on our LinkedIn group page 


2020 Risk Management Certification Recipients

On behalf of the Oregon PRIMA Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to recognize two of our peers for their successful completion of the Risk Management Certification Program. From the City of Sweet Home, Julie Fisher, and from the City of Ione, Janette Eldrige. Oregon PRIMA, in partnership with CIS, is proud to offer a customized Risk Management program that assists individuals with the tools and training needed to identify actual or potential liabilities that a public entity may incur. Keeping risks to a minimum and reducing possible public liability exposure helps reduce insurance claims and insurance costs. Effective Risk Management saves money, builds employee morale, and saves lives.

Oregon PRIMA membership consists of public entities across the state representing 244 members from Cities, Counties, School Districts, and Special Districts.

The objective of risk management is to identify potential liabilities and to keep risk exposure to a minimum. With that in mind, the requirements for certification include forty hours of coursework on topics such as Contract Management; Claims Processing; Personnel Management; Employer Policies; Torts; Federal Law; Public Safety; Public Exposures, and much more. Candidates conclude their program with a project that takes this knowledge and puts it to use in their own workplace.

The Oregon PRIMA Board wishes to highlight these individuals for their special accomplishment and to point out that they are a resource with specific risk knowledge at their organization. Given our Fall Conference was cancelled this year, we will be recognizing them formally next year during our awards ceremony. In the meantime, I encourage you to reach out and congratulate them. Both have worked very hard to complete their certifications.

Looking forward to seeing our PRIMA family again soon!


Congratulations Janette Eldrige and Julie Fisher

Risk Management Certification Recipients

Congratulations to Janette Eldrige, City of Ione (pictured)

Congratulations to Julie Fisher, City of Sweet Home (photo unavailable)


Risk Management Certification

Oregon PRIMA, in conjunction with CIS (Citycounty Insurance Services), is pleased about the continued success of the Oregon Risk Management Certification Program.  Please visit the Risk Management Certification page for more information about this new designation or contact Katie Durfee.

If you would like to submit an application to participate in this program please complete the Risk Management Certification Application and submit to the contact at the bottom of the form.  You must be a member of OR-PRIMA or CIS to participate in the program.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting new program brought to you by CIS and Oregon PRIMA.  



Consider sponsoring OR-PRIMA today.  Be among those organizations that are listed on our website year-round, and announced at conferences, and on our LinkedIn group page.  Sponsoring our educational sessions will have your organization highlighted in front of 150 attendees from over 75 different government agencies.  Help us to bring the best content to our members, and explore new opportunities.  To inquire about sponsorship, email [email protected].

2020 - 2021 Sponsors

Tremendous gratitute to each of our sponsors this year.  Their generous contributions have allowed us to introduce monthly webinars to our membership during the pandemic.  Thank you!


Brown & Brown Northwest

Willis Towers Watson



SBH Legal (Sather, Byerly & Holloway, LLP)