Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund Board of Trustees


The Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund is administered by the Board of Trustees. This trust provides for the establishment of self-insured retention programs by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the provisions of Arizona law and authorizes the management, funding and administration of the Fund for direct payment of benefits, losses or claims, or any combination of insurance and direct payments.


The Board normally meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

301 W Jefferson St., 9th floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Current Trustees

Representation Name Current Term
District 1 Ray DiCiccio 09/01/2021 - 05/31/2024
District 2 Scott LeMarr 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
District 3 Tom Katsenes 06/24/2020 - 04/30/2023
District 4 Russ Ackerman 12/09/2020 - 11/01/2023
District 5 Laura Guerrero 04/01/2021 - 03/31/2024
County Manager Designee Valerie Beckett, Assistant
​County Manager

Additional Representation

Role Name and Position
Trust Administrator    Chris Capels,  Risk Management Director
  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications

The Declaration of Trust prescribes the following composition under Section I, Trustees, Number, Term of Office, Qualification and Composition; The Trust shall be administered by no less than 6 joint Trustees, all of whom shall be citizens of the United States of America and residents of Maricopa County, Arizona. Each supervisorial district is to be represented by one Trustee, who will have been appointed by the supervisor of that district and approved by the Board of Supervisors. Said Trustees shall serve terms of 3 years and shall not be employees of the County. In addition, the County Manager, or designee, shall serve as a Trustee. The County Manager designee is subject to the approval of the Board and shall possess the following qualifications:
  1. The designee shall be a County employee
  2. The designee shall report directly to the Trust Administrator
  3. The designee shall be reasonably familiar with the subject matter of the appointment
All Trustees shall be at least 21 years of age and no person shall qualify as a Trustee until he or she has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. The term of office for a Trustee shall be for 3 years, except that the designee of the County Manager shall serve for an indefinite term, subject to the removal and substitution by the Board, with or without cause. Any Trustee may be reappointed by the Board upon expiration of their term.

Trustees shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as Trustee, except reimbursement for any reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenditures made by the Trustees in the performance of their duties as Trustee. A trustee may resign at any time by giving notice in writing to the remaining Trustees and the Board. Such resignation shall take effect not later than 60 days from the date it is received by the Trustees and the Board. The Board may accept the resignation at any time within the 60 day period, and if not accepted within 60 days, the resignation shall be deemed accepted as a matter of law. Appointment of a successor automatically accepts the tendered resignation by the resigning Trustee.

No resignation, once submitted, may be withdrawn prior to its consideration and approval or rejection by the Board. The Board may remove any Trustee for cause at any time by written notice thereof delivered to the Trustee. The resignation, incompetency, death, or for any other reason, when made by a majority of the remaining Trustees, set forth in writing and delivered to the Board of Supervisors, shall be final and conclusive for all purposes. If at any time, by reason of resignation, incompetency or death, there shall be no remaining Trustees, the Board of Supervisors shall forthwith appoint the requisite number of successor Trustees. The Trustees shall elect from their members, a Chairman who shall act as Chairman until such time as he or she resigns, or is removed by vote of the Trustees. An election of the Chairman may be called at the request of any three non-County employee members of the Trustees. At all meetings of the Trustees, a majority of the Trustees then serving shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
  1. Elena Yniguez

    Management Assistant, Risk Management

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