Conference Profile & Audience Size

The Governance & Leadership Conference provides governance education for pool board members, as well as operations and leadership education for pool staff. Content highlights key trends and issues impacting pools, and fosters discussion on best practices to prepare for, manage, and advance through obstacles – and opportunities – that exist in our modern day environment.

AGRiP’s focus is on operations and insights that impact intergovernmental risk pools, not underlying public entity trends.  Sometimes the two coincide, but it’s important to keep pool activities, risks, and operations at the forefront of all conference presentations.

 There are usually more than 700 individuals in attendance at the conference.

Pool Board Members: Municipal officials who sit on the board of directors for their risk pool. Board members are interested in how they can help their pool better meet the needs of members like them, how their pool can help address local government concerns with pool implications, and how pool resources can be used to increase the efficiency and/or efficacy of local government operations. In addition to their role on the pool board of directors, they also hold a position in local government either as an elected official (county commissioner, city council member, school board member) or an appointed official (city administrator, county director, superintendent).

Pool Executives and Staff: Executive managers of the risk pool overseeing the pool’s operational, membership, and governance activities. As stewards of public funds, they look for prudent solutions to risk management problems that make the best use of local tax dollars. Typically, pool executives and staff have experience in functional disciplines such as underwriting, finance, claims, or loss control, and/or they are experts in local government operations – for example, a former city manager or school administrator.

Service Providers: Service providers are companies from the business and commercial insurance community that provide services to pools. Examples include reinsurance companies, claims administrators, independent financial auditors, actuarial firms, reinsurance brokerage services, financial and investment advisors, and pool consultants. These companies are interested in how they can assist pool boards and staff in finding solutions to achieve their strategic goals.