The mission of Risk Management is to reduce the financial impact of claims, lawsuits, and employee injuries to the City; to reduce the corresponding frequency and severity of these events through the application of professional risk management techniques; and to provide a safe environment for employees to work and the public to enjoy. In doing so, Risk Management plays a vital role in freeing up dollars which would otherwise be spent on claims and claims-related issues, making them available for other beneficial uses throughout the City.
Risk Management administers a self-insurance program for public liability risks. This section provides investigation and settlements of small claims arising from the City's operation as a municipality and services to the public. Risk Management also ensures the public interests are protected with appropriate insurance policies and recovery of damages to City assets caused by individuals and outside agencies.