News

Highlights and Headlines Were Focus of 2015 Annual Meeting

January 05, 2016

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust capped off another successful year with a gathering of members Dec. 7 at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud. When Board Chair Scott Sanders called the MCIT Annual Membership Meeting to order, he was greeted with a full house of representatives from 46 member counties, MCIT staff and several …

Unexpected 2016 Reinsurance Rates Mean Big Savings for MCIT

December 02, 2015

The largest expenditure of member assets is property and casualty reinsurance. As such, the MCIT Board anxiously awaited the report from reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter at its Nov. 13 meeting. This year, Guy Carpenter’s review of quotes left the board faced with good news and a conundrum. The purchase of reinsurance serves as a financial …

Human Resource Management Certificate Program Gets Update for 2016

December 02, 2015

In collaboration with Metropolitan State University, MCIT will again sponsor the Public Sector Human Resource Management Certificate Program in 2016. The six sessions prepare personnel professionals to meet the particular challenges facing public employers. The 2016 program is being updated to provide an even more valuable learning experience. The course will provide opportunities for participants …

Parks and Recreation Guide Provides Loss Prevention Advice

December 02, 2015

MCIT developed a parks and recreation guide to assist its members in planning, maintaining and expanding their parks and recreation operations. The “Parks and Recreation Loss Prevention Best Practices Guide” provides information and recommendations for park safety and ways to protect the public entity from liability and loss. Recently, parks have introduced new recreational activities that were …

2016 Coverage Reviews Get Streamlined

December 02, 2015

MCIT will present 2016 Coverage Reviews in late January. Rather than a separate session that details property coverage and one that addresses liability coverage, this year’s review is one session that discusses changes to the MCIT Coverage Document, as well as answers frequently asked questions about all types of coverage. The one-hour live Property and Liability …

New Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Materials Released

November 12, 2015

  Step Wisely Gets Update for Winter 2015-’16  New Step Wisely slip, trip and fall awareness materials are now available at no cost for members. The display materials continue the use attention-grabbing images and humor to highlight various hazards and explain how people can prevent potential injury. Slip and fall accidents persist as one of …

Body Cam Model Policy, White Paper Now Available

October 26, 2015

In conjunction with the League of Minnesota Cities and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, MCIT provides a body cam model policy and white paper for its members.  The white paper Use of Body-worn Cameras identifies some of the more significant policy choices that agencies should consider in developing their own body cam policy. Key …

2015 MCIT Annual Meeting Dec. 7

October 15, 2015

How Time Flies When You’re Having Fun Unlike a family that measures the passage of time with events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and weddings, MCIT must rely on the calendar. As we turned the page from September to October and November, deadlines for the 2015 annual membership meeting dominate the upcoming weeks. Dec. 7 …

Board Members to Be Elected at Annual Meeting

October 15, 2015

Each year, members’ voting delegates have the opportunity to elect their representative(s) to the MCIT Board of Directors. MCIT’s nine-member board consists of county commissioners, county auditors/auditor-treasurers and a county coordinator/administrator. Eight of the nine seats are voted upon by member counties at MCIT’s Annual Meeting. County commissioners, county auditors and county auditor-treasurers are eligible …

MCIT Sponsors AMC Conference Keynote Speaker: It’s OK to Unplug

October 15, 2015

Fellow Commissioners and County Staff: MCIT is proud to again sponsor a speaker at the AMC Annual Conference. This year’s message by Thom Singer is different from those of past years, which focused on managing technology risks that expose our organizations to loss. Singer’s message is not filled with demonstrations and horror stories of things …