City of Jemison receives Bronze Risk Management Award

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The city of Jemison will be awarded the Bronze Risk Management Award at the 2011 Annual Convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities in Huntsville on May 2.

About 740 public entities participate in one or both of the Alabama League of Municipalities sponsored insurance programs that are the Municipal Workers Compensation Fund and the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation.

The board of directors of both insurance programs approved the establishment of a Risk Management Award system in 2002. The award system recognizes those who have instituted risk management and loss control activities in efforts to reduce their loss ratio.

Through the efforts of the city of Jemison employees, property and liability losses are being minimized; and most importantly, employees and citizens are reaping the rewards of a safer workplace and community.

Recipients of the President’s Risk Management Award, which includes the top 5 percent of those members with minimal losses for a five-year period, receive a specially designed memento. Three additional levels of achievement (Gold, Silver and Bronze) were also recognized.

Recipients in these categories receive a plaque for the first year they are acknowledged and then a plate to be attached to the plaque for subsequent years. The Gold, Silver and Bronze levels were for loss ratios of below 5 percent; 5-20 percent, and 20-40 percent, respectively.

The Alabama League of Municipalities was organized in 1935 and has served since that time as the recognized voice of the cities and towns in Alabama. Through the years, the organization has steadily grown and now serves 442 municipalities.

This voluntary membership brings officials of cities and towns together in fellowship of public service, which strengthens and guides local government in a progressive and responsible fashion.

The primary purpose of the ALM is to promote understanding of municipal government and administration and in Alabama and thereby advance the welfare of the people in this state.