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03.26.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
03.29.19 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
05.14.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
06.04.19 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
06.07.19 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
06.20.19 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.09.19 Sewer Backups & P.A. 222: Notice Requirements, Time Limits, and Guidance for Events of All Sizes
04.09.19 Sewer Backups & P.A. 222: Notice Requirements, Time Limits, and Guidance for Events of All Sizes
04.26.19 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
04.29.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.02.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.20.19 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
05.29.19 Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for SWAT & Emergency Response Operations


What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
Call for Letters of Interest: Events Planning Committee
There is a vacancy on the committee. Deadline for submission of letters is Monday, April 1, 2019.


February 2019
Smart Onboarding and Orientation Practices; MMRMA Updates Five Valuable Risk Control Brochures; Preview of Risk Management Workshop

In Memoriam: Risk Control Consultant Al Smolen

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of a dear colleague, Al Smolen. Al passed away peacefully at the home of his son on Tuesday, December 18, following an illness.

Formerly a long-time firefighter with Van Buren Township, Al retired from that role in 2006. He also served as interim public safety director for the township prior to his retirement. He joined MMRMA as a part-time Risk Control Consultant in May 2006 and was made full-time in March 2015.

During his tenure at MMRMA, Al worked closely with members, staff, and state officials to help prevent the loss of life and property, which served to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Michigan. He served as the staff liaison to MMRMA’s Fire and EMS Risk Control Advisory Committee, helping produce resources and develop training initiatives for MMRMA members. He also visited members regularly to provide guidance and offer his skills in this important area of public entity operations.

Al was extraordinarily generous with his knowledge and expertise, often offering to write valuable content for MMRMA’s Risk Journal and risk control bulletins. He was also a warm and caring colleague who frequently inquired about his coworkers’ families. His laughter and kind words were sources of joy for all who knew him.

Our hearts go out to everyone who knew and loved Al, especially his family. We know the membership and the entire MMRMA community will be affected by this sad loss.




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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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