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The Public Risk Management Association established its State of the Profession survey to provide member entities with comparative information about the compensation, experience, education, responsibilities and challenges of the public risk management function. The PRIMA State of the Profession survey was administered via mail to all 1,580 PRIMA government members. The survey recipients comprise representatives of state and local governments and special districts. This executive summary is based on the answers of 518 respondents representing 32.8 percent of the members.