Apply for a 2021 Award

Risk managers meet problems head on and find creative ways in, around or through them. Help us honor your risk management success stories by applying for a 2021 PRIMA Award.

Pioneer Excellence Award

The Pioneer Excellence Award celebrates individual members for outstanding accomplishments in the following:

• Advancing PRIMA membership goals
• Knowledge of public entity risk management skills
• Aware of and informed about industry goals and trends
• Welcoming of new PRIMA members

Recipient should be active National PRIMA member with a minimum of 15 years of PRIMA membership.

Deadline is October 15

Each year, PRIMA honors the grand master of risk management— the one with the ability to handle losses, foresee risks and mitigate dangerous outcomes. Nominate a colleague or apply for the most prestigious award a PRIMA member can receive. The 2020 Public Risk Manager of the Year will be evaluated on the basis of achieving success for the candidate’s entity and the entire risk management profession.

As PRIMA’s Public Risk Manager of the Year, you will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registrations, roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations provided for the 2021 recipient and his or her supervisor to PRIMA’s Annual Conference, June 13-16 in Milwaukee.
  • Recognition at PRIMA’s Annual Conference Awards Presentation & Reception;
  • Recognition in PRIMA publications and website;
  • A short presentation featuring the achievements of the Public Risk Manager of the Year;

Recognition from peers across the United States and internationally.

Applications open in January!

PRIMA’s Public Risk Achievement Awards honor entities and pools with creative and successful risk management programs. The three categories for the awards are

  • Outstanding Achievement for a Public Risk Management Program
  • Outstanding Achievement for a Public Risk Management Product
  • Outstanding Achievement for an Intergovernmental Risk Pool Program or Product

One recipient will be awarded in each of the three categories. In addition, applicants may enter up to three (3) submissions. Each submission must have a completed application form.

Be sure to submit your entry in the proper category. Pools may only submit to the pool category.

Categories

Outstanding Achievement for a Public Risk Management Program recognizes risk management programs that are notably innovative, successful and/or well received. Entries can include, but are not limited to, department-wide or agency-wide safety initiatives, innovative risk management programs, new ways to fund risk management programs, implementation of a new program or success in selling your risk management objectives. (Pools must enter the Outstanding Achievement for an Intergovernmental Risk Pool Program or Product category.)

Outstanding Achievement for a Public Risk Management Product recognizes risk management products that are particularly timely, innovative and effective for risk managers. Products can include, but are not limited to, manuals, videos, newsletters, training modules, computer programs or Web sites. (Pools must enter the Outstanding Achievement for an Intergovernmental Risk Pool Program or Product category.)

Outstanding Achievement for an Intergovernmental Risk Pool Program or Product recognizes products and programs developed by intergovernmental risk pools that are notably innovative, timely and/or well received. Submission may focus on risk management products or programs provided to pool members. Submissions are accepted only from intergovernmental risk pools.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be the designated (voting) representative of a PRIMA public entity member.
  • Applicant must be a full-time practitioner of risk management.

Criteria for Judging

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Originality of approach
  • Transferability
  • Ability to address a current need in public entities

Award

The winner will receive:

  • One complimentary registration to PRIMA’s Annual Conference, June 13-16, 2021 in Milwaukee;
  • Recognition at PRIMA’s Annual Conference Awards Reception;
  • Recognition in PRIMA publications and Web site;
  • Recognition from peers across the United States and internationally;
  • A gift of recognition suitably engraved and bearing the name of the recipient and the date;

Awards submissions will be accepted this fall.

The Public Risk Management Association’s (PRIMA) Outstanding Achievement Award for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) honors a public entity that has effectively implemented an ERM program within its organization.

Criteria for Judging

  • Adoption of ERM by upper management
  • Risk appetite & tolerance are defined in ERM program
  • Stakeholders are clearly identified
  • ERM training is provided to staff
  • Organizational risks have been identified using a risk register
  • Risk owners have been assigned throughout the entire entity
  • Risk treatment plans have been established
  • Integrated performance measures, for example, early warning signals are used
  • Use of an ERM communication plan

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be the designated (voting) representative of a PRIMA public entity member.
  • Applicant must be a full-time practitioner of risk management.

Award

The winner will receive:

  • One complimentary registration to the PRIMA’s 2021 Annual Conference held June 13-16, 2021 in Milwaukee;
  • Recognition at PRIMA’s Annual Conference Awards Reception;
  • Recognition in PRIMA publications and website;
  • Recognition from peers across the United States and internationally; and
  • An engraved gift of recognition bearing the name of the recipient and the date.

The PRIMA Chapter Recognition Award honors a PRIMA chapter's newsletter, program, website, networking opportunities or any chapter activity deemed by a panel of judges to be the most worthy of recognition. Only one PRIMA chapter will be honored!

Criteria for Judging

  • Significance
  • Transferability
  • Quality
  • Cost/Benefit

Eligibility

  • Must be a nationally recognized PRIMA chapter.
  • Chapter president must be a PRIMA public entity member.
  • Application must be submitted by the current PRIMA chapter president.

Award

The winner will receive:

  • One complimentary registration to the PRIMA’s 2021Annual Conference held June 13-16, 2021 in Milwaukee;
  • Recognition at PRIMA’s Annual Conference Awards Reception;
  • Recognition in PRIMA publications and Web site;
  • Recognition from peers across the United States and internationally;
  • A gift of recognition suitably engraved and bearing the name of the recipient and the date