In last month’s edition of The Authority, we asked you to “save the date” for the 25th annual Risk Management Educational Forum this October. Now, we find that COVID-19 has indelibly altered the landscape of the communities within which we live and work. Amid the uncertainty suffuses this extraordinary time, we want to apprise you of current plans for the Forum.
First and foremost, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff and families, our members, and the public we serve. We are proud to support our member agencies as they advance and inspire their communities.
With that in mind and the need for proactive guidance greater than ever, we remain committed to bringing you the best in risk management education by providing not only instruction from the sharpest minds and experts but also insight from others who share in local and civic duty. That is why we will create the premier virtual Educational Forum, which will transition from an in-person gathering to a fully digital experience. This action fulfills two critical objectives: to educate and empower our member agencies with important information and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our member communities.
So, we ask you again to “save the date” for October 2020, with exact dates being determined soon. As your public agency partner, we are positioned to help you confront the challenges you now face. Over the coming weeks and months, watch for more updates regarding the 2020 Risk Management Educational Forum and our plans to help you and your staff better manage the risks of our day.