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Risk Management Staff

Name Position Email Extension
Angela Simonson Human Resource/Employment Practices Specialist asimonson@mmia.net  127
Britani Laughery Internal Operations Manager blaughery@mmia.net 114 
Thom Danenhower Risk Management Specialist tdanenhower@mmia.net  131

There are many benefits to having a comprehensive risk management program in place including: reduced number and severity of liability claims, reduced workplace injuries/illnesses, reduced claim costs, improved productivity and lower assessments.  MMIA is committed to educating our members on how to identify and mitigate risk within their operations. 

We offer resources such as: on-site and telephonic consultations to review operations and exposures; on-site training; custom webinars; group training opportunities such as Regional Training, Executive Forum and the Jim Tillotson Service Program; quarterly newsletters; risk management bulletins; and a video library. Our team can also provide resources such as sample personnel handbooks, sample safety and return to work programs, sample job descriptions and interview questions, and more! The team at MMIA is only a call or click away; so don’t delay – contact us today!

Elimenticon1 Training

The MMIA provides a variety of training opportunities on risk management for its members.

Training Opportunities (Annually)

March - Executive Forum

May - Jim Tillotson Service Program

July/August - Regional Training/District Meetings

September - Montana League of Cities and Towns Annual Conference

In addition to the group training opportunities mentioned above, MMIA staff are also available to conduct on-site custom training at your municipality. Common topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Diversity, Discrimination & Harassment Awareness 
  • Defensive Driving 
  • Fundamentals of Management (commonly referred to as Supervising 101) 
  • Safety & Best Practices for Workers’ Comp 
  • Principles of Liability 
  • Winter Safety 
  • Preventing Violence in the Workplace 

Online Training

Employment Essentials Training

Explore the basics of successful personnel management. Topics include, writing effective job descriptions, legal and effective hiring practices, FMLA, employee discipline and more.

>> Effective and Legal Hiring Series

>> Train the Trainer-Harassment Prevention


SmallIcon Risk Management Bulletins

Informative bulletins on a wide range of topics like; teen driving, endowments and seasonal employment.

Links - Municipal Government Resource List



  • Montana Department of Labor, Board of Personnel Appeals, (406) 444-2718
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, www.fmcs.gov/internet/
  • American Arbitration Association, 1-800-778-7879

Background Checking

Child Labor Laws

Discrimination Law Enforcement - Montana

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Employee Benefits

Hiring, Employee Screening,& Personnel Issue

Labor Relations / Negotiations

Law Enforcement – Model Policies & Procedures/Officer Training


  • Montana Department of Labor, Board of Personnel Appeals, (406) 444-2718
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/

Montana League of Cities & Towns

  • Serves as an advisory body in contacts between municipal, state, and federal governments. Provides a cooperative clearing house for municipal resources and research and provides legislative support,  http://mtleague.org/

Municipal Government Roles / Functions / Responsibilities

Personnel Consultants

  • Template Personnel Policy Manual, Misc. Personnel Policies, Procedures, Job Descriptions, and guidance are available from MMIA 800-635-3089

Public Playground Safety

Records Management

Safety & Risk Management

SAW / RTW Program Manual & Tools

Wage & Hour Issues - State of Montana / Wage & Hour Issues - Federal

MMIA Events Calendar

Send Documents

Contact Us

For general questions, comments or concerns, please contact customer service.

  • 3115 McHugh Dr.
    PO Box 6669
    Helena, MT 59604-6669

  • (800) 635 3089

  • FAX: (406) 449-7440