Bob Worthington Risk Management Achievement Award
Each year MMIA asks for nominations for the Bob Worthington Risk Management Award for exceptional efforts to manage risk or prevent losses. Nominations can include an individual municipal employee or a group nomination such as a department or member-owner as a whole. This year the award winners include Rich Hickel, Kalispell Adjutant City Attorney, and The City of Bozeman!
Rich Hickel, 2021 BWRMAA Individual Winner
Rich makes risk management for the City of Kalispell a top priority in all aspects of his work. Whether it’s ensuring the interlocal agreement for participation in a drug task force protects the city from uncontrolled liability, ensuring AED programs are in compliance with state and federal statutes, creating the agreements between the city and third parties to embed social workers into the police department or shoring up the city of Kalispell's volunteer agreements, Rich makes sure that risk management is always a consideration. By making risk management a consideration with each project, Rich is a tremendous asset to the City of Kalispell, and to the membership of the MMIA.
City of Bozeman, 2021 BWRMAA Group Winner
The City of Bozeman has created a culture that encourages health and wellness with their employees exemplified by their participation rates in the annual health screening events. Even as one of MMIA’s largest members, they have consistently achieved 80% participation for five years in a row. In addition to great leadership and peer support, they provide thoughtful touches such as a table of healthy snacks and coffee for employees after their screening and a breakfast treat to make the health screening a fun event and entice folks to participate. They budget for these additions because they know the plan savings that can come from a healthier group and how important early detection of potential health issues can be. The results of these efforts are evident in their claim data and help the City of Bozeman keep their rates lower for all employees on the plan.
Please join us in congratulating Rich Hickel, Kalispell City Attorney, and The City of Bozeman!
Nominate Someone Today!
Nominations for this Risk Management Award are a great way to recognize exceptional work and encourage member-owners to learn from each other. Make your nomination today by completing the form on the BWRMAA nomination page.
2021 Loss Control Awards
Each year member-owners of the MMIA Liability and Workers’ Compensations programs with the lowest claim expenditures/number of employees for the previous five-year period receive a loss control award. Members-owners with low incurred expenditures save money not only to their municipality, but also to the MMIA pools in which they participate.
Loss Control Awards for the Liability Program:
First Class Cities: Havre
Second Class Cities: Lewistown
Third Class Cities: Three Forks
Loss Control Awards for the Workers Compensation Program:
First Class Cities: Billings
Second Class Cities: Whitefish
Third Class Cities: Chinook
Towns: Twin Bridges