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10.06.20 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.16.20 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Facilities Management Committee Meeting
10.22.20 Corrections Advisory Committee Meeting
11.05.20 Lower Peninsula Law Enforcement Committee Meeting

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10.13.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.15.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.20.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
10.22.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace


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Vacancies on Events Planning and State Pool Committees
Deadline to submit letters of interest for the Events Planning and State Pool Committees is Friday, October 2, 2020.


August 2020 Risk Journal
RAP/CAP grant update. Applications welcome; next deadline is October 2. Plus virtual public meeting tips from a member and a parliamentary expert, and exploring direct supervision in jails.

June 2020 Risk Journal
Developing, Communicating Plans to Reopen During and After Pandemic; Managing Inmate Expectations a Key Component of Effective Jails

Director of Claims Michael Ellis To Retire in November

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After a 28-year career with MMRMA, Michael Ellis, Director of Claims, will retire in November of this year.

In MMRMA's early years, Michael served as president of Municipal Claims Service, which provided claims administration services to MMRMA. He formally joined our staff in 1992.

A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he was admitted to the State Bar in 1984. He holds numerous professional designations, including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). Michael is also active in many professional associations, including Michigan PRIMA and the Greater Detroit Chapter of the CPCU.

During his tenure at MMRMA, the organization enjoyed incredible growth and excellent performance results. Michael's ability to address complex, high-profile litigated claims and develop effective strategies to reach favorable outcomes is remarkable. He accomplishes this while maintaining positive communication between members, attorneys, and reinsurers. He is a leading and respected subject matter expert on municipal liability in the State of Michigan.

Michael serves as a leader and a mentor to his staff and is a strong proponent of continuing education and professional development.

Michael is probably best known by our members as a gifted public speaker. His story-telling style, mixing humor, pop-culture, history, and legal insights, has captivated audiences at our conferences for years.

I value his institutional memory, wise counsel, sarcasm, and friendship. He is a fixture of this organization and has been instrumental to our many successes.

Please join me in wishing Michael and Bev all the best in a well-deserved retirement.

Michael L. Rhyner
Executive Director




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Livonia, MI 48154
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