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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

What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
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

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

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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