Risk Management

The Administrative Services Department works to help encourage and increase the safety of employees and the public through risk management programs. This work is done in coordination with the City’s property and liability insurance carrier, currently the Washington Cities Insurance Authority.

Programs include helping provide and finding educational opportunities for employees related to various property and liability topics. The Administrative Services Department also helps community members who want to file standard tort claims with the City.

The Department also maintains all property inventory lists on behalf of the City.


Per RCW 4.96.020 requiring governmental entities to appoint an agent to receive claims for damages, the City Council appointed City Clerk Susan Duncan as the authorized agent to handle claims for damages for the City of Ferndale, Washington. Per RCW 4.96.020, the following information is on file with the  Whatcom County Auditor’s Office:

Authorized Claims for Damages Agent:  Susan Duncan
Title:                            City Clerk
Entity:                        City of Ferndale
Location:                   2095 Main Street Ferndale, WA 98248
Business Hours:       8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone:               (360) 384-4302

More Information:
Contact: Sirke Salminen
Phone: (360) 685-2352
Email: sirkesalminen@cityofferndale.org

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