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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 Presentations

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are offering a series of free virtual presentations in lieu of in person meetings.  ​Please refer to the following schedule which will be updated regularly. 

"Don't Pay Twice" by David Parker

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 9:00AM-10:30AM (EDT)


You pay consultants and contractors to do a job and be responsible for any claims that arise.  Your intent is that clear and concise language means you are protected – you only pay once, when you pay the contractor. Learn the nuances and interaction between insurance, indemnification, and limitation of liability clauses and their impact.  You will leave able to immediately identify red flags, language that is preferred or to be avoided and, just as importantly, have solutions to deal with them.  We’ll also discuss what insurance provisions should be required and how to deal with self-insurers.  After all, if unsuccessful, you’ll have to pay twice!



  1. Understand different forms of indemnity and how to recognize key phrases

  2. Learn how contractual liability, additional insured, waiver of subrogation, and other standard insurance terms and provisions work and what to request and what to avoid

  3. Recognize more challenging provisions and situations and how to better protect your organization


David Parker has worked to further the practice of public risk management for over 30 years as a risk manager, regulator, and practice leader, and by actively supporting and serving on the boards of directors of both PRIMA and his local chapter.  David has managed risk for state and local government, higher education, and special districts, and has worked with and supported risk managers across the country in many different types and sizes of organization and leadership philosophies.  Leadership development includes the Certified Public Manager, Leadership in Police Organizations, Master Continuity Practitioner, and Senior Executives in State and Local Government programs.  He has been recognized by PRIMA several times for his commitment to the practice of public risk management including PRIMA’s Certificate in Advanced Risk Management, and International Exchange and Public Risk Manager of the Year awards.



"COVID Challenges for Large Organizations" by Dr. Cheung

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Time TBD

Registration details to follow

PRIMA Institute Scholarship!

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


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Open now. Closes on May 11th!


Click here and apply today or send link to someone who may be interested.

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!


  • MD PRIMA is offering a scholarship to the 2020 PRIMA Insitutes in Washington D.C. on October 26-30.  Must be a member of MD PRIMA to apply.  Click HERE for full details!
  • The National PRIMA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee scheduled for June 14-17, 2020 has been cancelled. Visit for more information.


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