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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 refer to the following schedule which will be updated regularly. 

"Risk Management, ERP & COOP in the Public Sector" by John Magoon

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9:00AM - 10:30AM (EDT)

John will share his perceptions of Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management and it overlap with Buisiness Continuity or Continuity of Operations Planning in the Public Sector.


John has worked as a Risk Management Officer at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education for 17 years, providing risk Management consulting services to the members of the Association and both self-insurance Pools.  He is a product of Maryland's Public Schools and the University of Maryland, College Park.  Prior to working at MABE, John worked with several National and International Commercial Insurance Carriers, managing Risk Control Srvices for a variety of clients. 

"COVID Challenges for Large Organizations" by Dr. Cheung

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9:00AM - 10:30AM (EDT)

Risk managers, Building Managers, and executives should be aware that restarting or recommissioning water systems during and after periods of shutdown or reduced use, need to know more about their community water system and points of entry to limit preventable, harmful occupants exposures to contaminants in the water systems.  Dr. Cheung will discuss scenarios which exist during the new normals of COVID-19 and how that can lead to high risk to occupant health, and suggested methods of prevention.


As one of the nation’s foremost experts in his field, Dr. Cheung has led hundreds of environmental and toxicological investigations, protecting thousands of occupants and saving organizations millions of dollars.

“My philosophy is preventive,” he says. “Organizations need to design and develop policies that help prevent exposures, injuries and illnesses. Once we discover the root cause of a problem – using good science – we can create an action plan to prevent it from happening again.” A former Maryland State Medical Director, he is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. As a Fellow of the American College and Environmental Medicine, he is nationally-recognized as an expert in Respiratory Environmental Medicine, Plant and Indoor Environmental Quality, Risk Communication and Medical Advisory Services. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, he holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and has a medical degree from the University of Maryland. He is in demand as a lecturer in prevention and remediation, as a scientific expert in legal and administrative proceedings, and has provided expert technical testimony to legislatures. Such activities include serving with the Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, the Baltimore City Healthy Homes Advisory Board and completing a major epidemiological investigational study for the Department of Defense


*Materials from this, and other 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.

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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!


  • Due to COVID-19 concerns and closures, our May & October in person meetings have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.  In the meantime, we are offering several virtual seminars that we hope you'll enjoy.  
  • Prima Institute, scheduled for October 19-29 2020, has gone virtual! Visit for more information.
  • The National PRIMA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee scheduled for June 14-17, 2020 has been cancelled. Visit for more information


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