You may renew your membership now!  If you are an existing member, please enter through the Member Area to renew.  Otherwise, please use the Member Application to join.  If you have any trouble with your renewal and/or application you may send an email to us at [email protected]


2020-21 Membership Offer

The challenges we have faced this year with the emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in Oregon’s public entities once again maneuvering budget shortfalls.  Whether you have been a member of Oregon PRIMA for one year or 35 years, we want you to know that we value your membership!  We understand that you have choices to make, and you may not be able to remain involved with all of the organizations that you traditionally would.  We want you to stay involved with Oregon PRIMA for the long-haul!  To support our members, we are offering a 50% discount on your 2020-21 membership dues.  We also plan to extend the membership renewal period this year.

While you are considering your options, remember the values of membership include, but are not limited to:

  • Oregon PRIMA’s Fall Conference (greatly subsidized each year thanks to our generous sponsors!)
  • Oregon PRIMA’s Spring Educational Session 
  • Networking with Risk Management professionals via live events
  • Social networking in our LinkedIn group
  • Involvement with chapter volunteer committees
  • PRIMA Awards and recognition for accomplishments in Risk Management
  • Our Risk Management Certification program
  • Scholarship opportunities available for the annual conference
  • Job announcements for risk-related professionals
  • NEW - Virtual Learning - coming SOON!


Stay tuned, as we will be announcing online education sessions in the near future!  Be safe and stay well.  Should you have any questions, please let us know.  Thank you for your continued support! We can’t wait to see you all again soon.

Membership Explained

Membership dues support your chapter so that we may continue to provide you with the tools you need to add value to your organization through the practices of risk management, including our website, spring meeting, an annual conference, and connection to an extensive network of public risk management professionals.  Benefits of membership include the ability to be on sub-committees, eligibility to be on the OR-PRIMA Board, eligibility for the Risk Management Achievement Award, access to the Risk Management Certification Program, and reduced registration fees for the annual conference and spring education session.  Chapter dues do not include membership in the national PRIMA organization.

The chapter membership year is July 1 - June 30.  OR-PRIMA understands the challenges of maintaining existing service levels despite reduced budgets; we hope that you will find the expenditure for annual dues worth its value many times over.  There are two categories of membership:

Government Member Category:

This category applies to governments, government entities, political subdivisions, or public entity risk pools.  The entity may designate one voting representative who must be primarily responsible for risk management for their employing governmental entity.  The entity is considered the member and only one membership fee is due regardless of the number of representatives from the entity. The annual dues for a government member are dependent upon the population where the entity is housed. 

  • For populations between 0-24,999 the annual dues are $100
  • For populations over 25,000 the annual dues are $170


Affiliate Member Category:

This category consists of organizations or individuals that do not qualify for the Government Member category.  Affiliate members do not carry voting privileges.  Affiliate members may not hold office in the Chapter, but are entitled to all other benefits of membership.  The organization is considered the member and one membership fee is paid regardless of the number of representatives.  The annual dues for this category are $175.

Additional Members:

This group consists of employees of Government Members other than the designated voting representative or additional Affiliate Members.  It is not required that the Associate Representatives be primarily responsible for risk management for the entity.  All Associate Representatives are entitled to all other benefits of membership. 

Oregon PRIMA Membership

Government Member (S) - Housed in a population of 24,999 people or less $100
Government Member (L) - Housed in a population of 25,000 or more $170
Affiliate Member $175

The rate you pay is based on your primary office's mailing address.  If your county seat or school district offices are located in a city with a population of 25,000 people or more (based on the most recent census information) your fee would be $170.  Choose Government rate (L) if your entity fits into this category.  If your offices are located in a city with under 24,499 people your fee would be $100.  Choose Government Rate (S) if your entity fits into this category.  Regardless of whether you fit into a large (L) or small (S) category, you only pay one entity fee regardless of the number of people you sign up as additional members.

*Fee includes one voting member and unlimited member discount rates at OR-PRIMA events

If this is your first time joining, sign up via the OR-PRIMA web page in the member section or under the "Join" tab.  Click on "Member Application" from the left navigation bar at the top of the page.  Check voting member for one of your people, and then additional member for all others you sign up from your entity.

Member sign-in is at the very top of the OR-PRIMA home page.  Sign-in using your member number or e-mail address and the password you chose.  If you have questions about your current status or if you are experiencing any difficulties with your membership application and/or renewal, please email [email protected]