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Upcoming Meetings
04.20.21 Facilities Management Committee Meeting
05.11.21 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
06.10.21 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting
06.11.21 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
06.15.21 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
07.13.21 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
04.22.21 Virtual Learning Lab - Ransomware Attacks
04.27.21 Drone Series: Michigan Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act 436 of 2016
05.03.21 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.06.21 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.11.21 Drone Series: Why do I need a pilot's license to fly a drone?
05.25.21 Virtual Learning Lab - Enhancing Communities Using Internet of Things
05.27.21 Solo Response to Active Shooter
06.22.21 Virtual Learning Lab - Incident Reporting Done Right
07.20.21 Virtual Learning Lab - The Effects of Climate Change and How to Safeguard Your Community

What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
Updated 3/31/21: Microsoft Exchange Vulnerability
MMRMA recommends members contact their Information Technology staff or service provider to assist in applying any needed Microsoft Exchange updates.

April 2021 Risk Journal
Next in our cyber risk series explores the critical nature of regular hardware and software updates. We also summarize recent additions to our RAP/CAP grant funding for training and certifications in the areas of planning, facilities management, and IT. Plus: some highlights from our first ever Virtual Learning Lab, which took place on March 4.

February 2021 Risk Journal
Our series on cyber risk management continues with a look at the benefits and characteristics of cybersecurity assessments. We also preview MMRMA's Virtual Learning Lab, which offers members remote training and networking remotely the ongoing pandemic.

MMRMA Announces $750,000 Distribution from State Pool Retention Fund

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the State Pool Committee, the Board declared a distribution of $750,000 from the State Pool Retention Fund to current renewing State Pool members at its February meeting.  Current renewing State Pool members will also receive a share of the $23.1 million General Fund direct distribution that was declared at the Board’s January meeting.

The State Pool distribution is based on a recent analysis of the State Pool Retention Fund conducted by MMRMA’s consulting actuary. The analysis concluded that the State Pool Retention Fund is in excellent financial condition.  This distribution represents excess assets in the State Pool Retention Fund identified by employing the same method used to determine the General Fund excess net asset distribution.

The State Pool is a group of smaller MMRMA members. State Pool members collectively self-insure the first $50,000 of each casualty loss, including legal expenses, through the State Pool Retention Fund. The State Pool also has an active role in MMRMA governance. State Pool members elect an individual to serve on the MMRMA Board of Directors. Currently, Jeff Lawson from Cheboygan County holds that position.

In addition, MMRMA’s Governance Policies provide for a State Pool Committee.  The committee is comprised of nine individuals appointed by the MMRMA Board Chair. There are vacancies on the committee and interested eligible officials from MMRMA State Pool members can go here to see information about serving on the committee.

Current members of the State Pool Committee are:

  • Lynne Ladner, City of Hart (Committee Vice Chair)
  • Ben Larson, Houghton County
  • Amy Sullivan, City of Huntington Woods
  • Susan Vander Pol, Osceola County
  • Mike Welsch, AuSable Valley CMH
  • Del Wensley, Salem Township (Committee Chair)

This will be the sixth retention fund distribution to State Pool members, bringing the five-year distribution total to $10,108,414.  Our State Pool members can be justifiably proud of this important milestone!

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Michigan Municipal Risk
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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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