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SCMIT Board Member Ashley Watkins 

Ashley Watkins
Ashley Watkins

Elected in 2022, Ashley Watkins has been on the SC Municipal Insurance Trust Board for a year. She has worked for the Town of Springdale for nearly 25 years. She became the town administrator in 2017 after previously serving as clerk of court and finance director. Notably, Watkins has held every title in the Administration Department. 

She is a proud graduate of Airport High School and credits her knowledge of local government to her experience in Springdale. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children on Lake Murray and attending her children’s sporting events. 

SCMIRF Board Member Lee Bailey 

Lee Bailey
Lee Bailey

Elected in 2021, Lee Bailey has served on the SC Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund board for two years. He has been the city manager for the City of Woodruff since 2016, and has 23 years of local government experience. He also has knowledge and experience in the public works, water utilities and wastewater fields.  

Bailey is a member of the SC City and County Management Association, Spartanburg County Managers Association and a past member of the Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful board. In his spare time, he enjoys all sporting activities with his children and exploring the intercostal waterways.  


Risk Management Services Offers Customized Training for Members 

Each year RMS offers regional training to its members based on topics affecting the program as a whole. In addition to the regional training, loss control staff is available to develop customized training for individual members. Staff will work with the member to develop the needed training and will come onsite to present it. The training can be presented over multiple days if there are a large number of employees who will attend. This membership benefit allows employees who can’t attend an offsite training the ability to receive training customized for their employer. 

Training topics include these: 

  • Accident/Incident Investigation 
  • Making the Grade: Risk Management Review 
  • Hazard Recognition and Abatement 
  • Four-hour Defensive Driving 
  • One-hour Driver Safety-Preventing Auto Claims 
  • Risk Management 101/Incident Investigations 
  • Law Enforcement Simulator 

For more information on customized training presentations contact loss control staff at


2023 Risk Management Services Annual Meeting 

Registration is open for the Risk Management Services Annual Meeting. The deadline to register for the meeting is November 1. The meeting will take place Thursday, November 9 at the Cooperative Conference Center in Columbia, SC. The meeting will last from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.