Andrew Frantz of Brunswick County Receives the 2020 NCACC Frank Bonner Scholarship


Andrew Frantz of Brunswick County Receives the 2020 NCACC Frank Bonner Scholarship

Risk Management Technician Andrew Frantz


Bolivia, N.C. – On Oct. 19, Andrew Frantz, Brunswick County Risk Management Technician, was recognized with the 2020 North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Frank Bonner Scholarship for his dedication to implementing risk management techniques in the workplace. Charles Eaton, NCACC’s Risk Management Deputy Director, presented the award at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting.

“This year’s recipient, Andrew Frantz, has several years of experience in his current role and has made valuable contributions to improving workplace safety, including implementing a new online safety training program for county employees. He also brings valuable knowledge, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. On behalf of NCACC, we are pleased to present the Frank Bonner Scholarship to Mr. Frantz – a committed public servant, who is eager to pursue ongoing education and growth in our profession,” said Charles Eaton, NCACC Risk Management Deputy Director.

The 2020 award will cover the expenses to attend the PRIMA Institute, the premier educational program for new risk managers, and seasoned risk professionals seeking to learn more about emerging trends and best practices. The date and location for the next in-person PRIMA Institute event has not yet been determined due to COVID-19.

“I appreciate the NCACC honoring me with this award and am grateful to my supervisors for the opportunity to contribute to Brunswick County in such a lasting way,” Frantz said. “I am always striving to become the best public servant I can be. I am looking forward to attending the PRIMA Institute to learn from and network with my peers from across the nation to help me become an even better risk management professional.”

Frantz has worked with Brunswick County since February 2017. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is the first recipient of this award from Brunswick County.

In 2004, NCACC Risk Management Pools Board of Trustees established the scholarship program to further the risk management education of exceptional county employees. It was named in honor Frank Bonner, a dedicated, long-serving commissioner from Beaufort County, who was instrumental in establishing the Risk Pools. Bonner served as both Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees for many years.

About the NCACC: The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.

Brunswick County Risk Management strives to minimize the effects of losses, both accidental and predictable, by identifying potential exposures, evaluating possible risks, and implementing strategies to eliminate or reduce the loss or risk associated with personnel safety, property conservation, fleet safety, environmental protection, emergency preparedness, and development of occupational safety and health procedures.


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