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CONFIDE: EAP for Commissioners

May 09, 2016

Program Provides Consultation and Counseling Services for Elected Leaders County commissioners’ service to their counties and constituents may take a toll on their happiness or family life. Recognizing this, MCIT has established an EAP for commissioners, which is a professional consulting and counseling program specifically for commissioners/elected leaders and their families. Known as CONFIDE, this program …

2016 Posters, Mini Fliers, E-mails Promote EAP

May 03, 2016

Survey responses from the more than 6,500 member employees attending the “Fostering Resilience” program during 2014 and 2015 revealed that many employees were unaware that they had access to an employee assistance program or of the scope of services offered. It is clear that MCIT and its members need to do a better job to promote EAP …

MCIT Reorganization Begins to Take Shape

March 10, 2016

On March 21, 2016, Joe Rieder will assume the duties of the newly created position of MCIT director of claims. The creation of this job is a harbinger of the many changes that are necessary to prepare MCIT to assume functions presently performed by Meadowbrook Insurance Group. As the director of claims, Rieder will oversee …

MCIT Consultants Are Coming to Your County

March 10, 2016

MCIT consultants are on the road throughout 2016 to deliver targeted messages to  members in an effort to help mitigate and prevent losses. MCIT has developed new information and updated existing resources for these meetings with specific audiences. Members receive valuable materials to support discussions. Meetings are primarily scheduled with county members, but MCIT consultants …

New Loss Control Consultant Joins MCIT Team

February 05, 2016

Nick Lindberg joined MCIT Jan. 4 as the loss control consultant for the central and northeast region of Minnesota, taking over from Jeff Holubar.  Lindberg is a recent graduate of the Masters of Environmental Health and Safety program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He previously worked for MCIT as a loss control intern, where …

Continuity of Leadership in Times of Change

February 05, 2016

 The first order of business at MCIT’s annual organizational meeting of the Board of Directors Jan. 8 was the election of officers. Recognizing the value of continuity as MCIT embarks on the tasks of reorganization and the expansive software and technology conversion, board members voted to return incumbents as board officers. The most tenured members …

Is Your Sign Ordinance Constitutional?

January 05, 2016

By Jason J. Kuboushek, Partner, Iverson Reuvers Condon After June 18, 2015, the answer is probably not. On this date, the United States Supreme Court issued the decision of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218, 192 L.Ed.2d 236 (2015), which imposed a new stringent test for municipalities to prove their sign ordinances are …

2015 MCIT Award Winners Recognized

January 05, 2016

MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders announced the latest recipients of MCIT’s awards during the 2015 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Annual Membership Meeting held in St. Cloud Dec. 7. Preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT, so every year MCIT recognizes three counties that excel at risk management and …

2015 Board Elections: Incumbents Return

January 05, 2016

Pursuant to the MCIT bylaws, the election of board members was conducted during the Annual Membership Meeting, held Dec. 7 in St. Cloud. Nominating Committee member Dan Kuhns, Waseca County Commissioner, announced that three seats were up for election. Board Chair Scott Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner; Board Vice Chair Felix Schmiesing, Sherburne County Commissioner; and …

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 …