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The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is a non-profit association offering risk management educational programs, management information and publications to people involved with public sector risk management across the United States.

This is the website for the Maryland Chapter of PRIMA. We welcome any risk management professionals to attend our seminars which are held three times a year in various parts of Maryland. Join our group on LinkedIn or contact us to be added to the mailing list to stay updated on our events! We hope to see you at our next meeting!


The Maryland PRIMA Board hopes you are healthy and well. We will miss seeing you all this spring/fall. Please contact us if there is anything the Maryland PRIMA community can do to offer feedback or support during the COVID-19 crisis on a local level.


If you aren't a National PRIMA member, we strongly recommend joining and tapping into the many resources being offered for free to National PRIMA Members for COVID-19 response. Visit for more information.

Virtual Seminars

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are offering a series of FREE virtual seminars in lieu of in person meetings.  ​Please check back for the schedule which will be updated regularly. 

"Telework Risks & Challenges" by Jason Heller

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00AM (EDT)

COVID has created a unique opportunity to to embrace a telework culture and environment moving forward.  Telework can increase the productivity and efficiency of a business but it is not without its challenges.  Risk considerations such as employee workers' compensation exposure, data security, and the management and handling of confidential documents must be considered in a telework environment.  Please join in this virtual discussion to roundtable the pros and cons of telework, risk considerations and best practices to ensure employee productivity. 

Jason Heller is an owner of Tarpine, Heller & Pendergrass, LLC, a boutique, insurance defense firm focusing its practice on workers' compensation defense, general liability, and employers'  liability claims.  Throughout his years of practice, he has had the privilege to represent multinational corporations, small business, municipalities, hospitals, hotels, construction firms, pharmaceutical companies, food-service and retail establishments, casinos and assisted living facilities. 

Click here by May 15th to register for this free webinar! You will receive a link by email before the presentation date.

*Materials from previous seminars, can be found on our Resources Page

PRIMA Institute Scholarship!

We look forward to continuing our scholarship program pending a COVID-19 resolution.


If you have a job opening for a risk management, safety, or insurance related position in your public entity, email the information and we will post it on our website and send out an email blast for FREE!


  • Maryland PRIMA memberships expire at the end of each year.  Visit our Membership page to become a supporter and member of Maryland PRIMA today!  The membership applies to your entity, not just you!  
    • $30.00 for Public Entities​
    • $45.00 for Private Entities
  • Due to COVID-19 concerns and closures, our May 2021 in person meetings has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.  In the meantime, we are offering several virtual seminars that we hope you'll enjoy.
  • Prima National Conference will be virtual, June 14-16, 2021. Visit for more information.​​


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