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Upcoming Meetings
08.16.18 2018 Annual Meeting
09.06.18 U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting
09.14.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
09.18.18 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
09.19.18 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
09.20.18 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
07.23.18 Rescue Task Force (RTF) Training
07.25.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
08.01.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
08.08.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
08.15.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
09.12.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
09.17.18 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
09.19.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
09.20.18 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
09.26.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.03.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.10.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.17.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
12.04.18 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter


What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
2018 Law Provides Access to National FBI Database
MMRMA recommends a background check program for members who use volunteers or hire employees to work with vulnerable populations.


June 2018
Upcoming Annual Meeting Emphasizes Balance of Technology, People; Riding Innovation Wave Takes Creativity & Partnerships; MMRMA Tactical Encounters Training Improves Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement Officers

April 2018
Dark Web, Deep Web: Differences and Risks. Recap of Risk Management Workshop. Canton Township's APWA Accreditation and MMRMA's CAP Grant Opportunities

MMRMA Introduces Two New Employees on Our Claims and Legal Team

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

In concert with ongoing objectives related to succession planning and effective, responsive delivery of member services, MMRMA is pleased to announce the hiring of Samantha Heraud and Christopher Flechsig.

In May, Samantha Heraud, Esq., joined the team as Senior Claims Attorney.  Most recently an associate attorney with a Bloomfield Township law firm, Samantha has been practicing professional liability defense, including employment, legal malpractice, and insurance agent defense.  Previously, Samantha practiced employment, municipal, and general litigation in Boston and was extensively involved in arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and court proceedings.  Clients have included municipal councils, law enforcement, and public school districts.

Samantha earned her law degree from Boston University School of Law, graduating with honors.  She also has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  She is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and the Defense Resource Institute.

Samantha will assist with the management of casualty claims, including litigated claims.  Her work will include oversight of claims investigations and handling, making recommendations regarding claims, and rendering advice to claims staff on case strategy.  Samantha will also provide assistance with the facilitation and settlement of claims.

Samantha is married to Brent and they have a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Lila. 

In June, Christopher Flechsig, Esq., joined MMRMA as Claims Attorney.  Chris earned an undergraduate degree in environmental geosciences from MSU and his juris doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Most recently an associate attorney with a Sterling Heights law firm, Chris represented municipalities in criminal and civil cases.  He has practiced law in the areas of automobile no-fault and personal injury and previously worked as a law clerk for a Mt. Clemens firm assisting with the handling of general litigation cases. 

Chris is licensed to practice in Michigan and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan.

Chris will provide claims adjusting services to members, which will include conducting investigations and making recommendations on claims.  In this role, Chris will provide oversight of complex and high value liability and automobile claims, including managing associated litigation.  He will also act as a liaison to members and outside legal counsel.

Chris is an avid outdoorsman in his free time and enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, skiing, boating, and hiking with his golden retriever at his family’s cottage in Frankfort, Michigan.  He plays hockey and is a lifelong fan of the Detroit Red Wings.

Please join us in welcoming Sam and Chris to MMRMA!




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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