June 11, 2007, ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is proud to announce Marilyn Rivers, CPCU, ARM, AIC, has been named the 2007 Public Risk Manager of the Year. Rivers received her award during PRIMA’s 28th Annual Conference in Boston.
Rivers, risk and safety manager for the City of Saratoga Springs (NY), was chosen as this year’s Public Risk Manager of the Year by a panel of her peers for her innovative risk management programs.
“Marilyn’s dedication and innovation in risk management made her stand out among a very competitive field of applicants this year,” said Lisa Lopinsky, CAE, PRIMA executive director. “She has shown the kind of commitment to public sector safety and accountability that typifies the Public Risk Manager of the Year.”
Most notable among Rivers’ accomplishments is the launch the SAFE CITY program, in coordination with the Saratoga Springs safety committee. The program provides guidance and overall management direction to each city department with the goal of creating a safe and healthful working environment for city employees, citizens and the community.
The creation of the SAFE CITY plan has resulted in a number of initiatives being undertaken by the city and Rivers’ Risk and Safety department, including an innovative Dam Safety Plan.
Rivers has worked in the risk management and insurance fields for nearly 15 years. She joined the City of Saratoga Springs in 2003 and implemented its first official risk and safety program.
The Public Risk Manager of the Year award was established in 1994 to reward a risk manager who has effectively coordinated and managed a risk management program for a public entity facing out-of-the-ordinary challenges.
Photo available upon request.
The Association’s mission is to promote effective risk management in the public interest as an essential component of public administration. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. PRIMA’s membership is made up of more than 2,000 entities in over 1,800 jurisdictions.