NCLM Southern City, Volume 73, Issue 4 2023

his October the NC League of Municipalities debuted its first Trust Matters Conference. The gathering was hosted at the Sheraton Hotel in Research Triangle Park. Participants from around the state traveled to attend in person where our Risk Management Services team presented a variety of important topics for cities and towns. Opening the conference, NCLM Director of Business Services, Lisa Kinsey, detailed the history and management of the three insurance pools offered by the League: • Property and Liability • Workers’ Compensation • Health Benefits Trust Following this information, a lively panel discussion covered some common best practices in risk management. One particular topic covered in this session is how to successfully and safely conduct special events in cities and towns. The panelists emphasized the importance of implementing special event policies, task forces, following correct permitting processes, and post-event review procedures. Panelists Amy Whisnant and Matt Reid, NCLM Risk Control Consultants, Ryan Ezzell, Director of Underwriting, and Kinsey answered specific questions from attendees. Scottie Harris, Fire Chief in the Town of Weaverville, took home some advice for the town’s upcoming holiday parades. “We looked at how we can revamp some safety procedures and still give the community a somewhat traditional holiday parade,” Harris said. He mentioned that the panel “gave an opportunity for feedback and asking questions… we were able to network and get good ideas to move forward.” T RMS UPDATE Inaugural Risk Management Services “Trust Matters” Conference ISABELLA MORMANDO Communications Associate continues on page 18 SOUTHERN CITY Quarter 4 2023 16