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Board Holds 2018 Organizational Meeting

January 30, 2018

After calling the January meeting of the MCIT Board of Directors to order, Chair Scott Sanders turned the gavel to Executive Director Robyn Sykes to conduct the election for the position of board chair. On a unanimous ballot, board members elected Sanders as the chair for 2018. Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner, has served in this …

2018 Coverage Review Webinars: Jan. 18

December 20, 2017

MCIT 2018 Coverage Review webinars will be broadcast or available to stream Jan. 18. Each of the sessions addresses coverage changes for 2018, common questions about coverage and how to report claims. All employees and officials who deal with MCIT coverage should attend an appropriate webinar. This may include the MCIT primary contact, county administrator/coordinator, …

No-cost, On-site ‘Resilience II’ Training Continues in 2018

December 20, 2017

Sand Creek, MCIT’s Employee Assistance Program provider, has developed a new two-part educational program for county members of MCIT to strengthen both personal and professional resilience—the ability to respond positively to and recover from difficult situations. The training builds on information from the previous program, which debuted in 2014. The training is provided on-site at …

2017 MCIT Award Winners

December 20, 2017

MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders announced the 2017 MCIT award winners during the 2017 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Annual Membership Meeting held in St. Cloud Dec. 4. 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 loss …

2017 Board Election: Members Choose Incumbent

December 20, 2017

Pursuant to the MCIT bylaws, the 2017 board election was conducted during the Annual Membership Meeting held Dec. 4 in St. Cloud. Board Chair Scott Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner, announced that one seat was up for election. Ron Antony, Yellow Medicine County Commissioner, was seeking election to his first four-year term. He was appointed to …

New Employees: 7 MCIT Staff Positions Filled in Late 2017

December 20, 2017

The MCIT staff roster was nearly complete as 2017 drew to a close with the hiring of seven individuals. Most of the positions represent new positions created as a result of MCIT’s assuming property/casualty and underwriting duties previously provided by third-party administrator Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Property/Casualty MCIT hired four property/casualty claim representatives. Jerry Conway, Jeff …

Plan Now for 2018 Training Seminars

December 20, 2017

MCIT’s 2018 training seminars are specifically developed to address members’ concerns and needs. Each session delivers practical ideas members can apply to their operations. Mark your calendars now and watch for registration information and more details throughout the year. Managing Law Enforcement Liability Risks March 14, 2018, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud As law enforcement operations …

2017 MCIT Annual Meeting Highlighted Successful Year

December 20, 2017

The room was filled to capacity when Board Chair Scott Sanders called the 2017 MCIT Annual Meeting to order at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud Dec. 4. Following adoption of the agenda and approval of the 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes, Finance Manager Cheri Donovan reported on the financial health of the organization. …

On-Site Property Appraisals Begin in 2018

November 29, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and recent wild fires in California are reminders of the importance of members’ maintaining accurate and appropriate levels of coverage for their buildings. Although Minnesota is insulated from the risk of hurricanes, each year MCIT assists members that suffer physical damage to their property caused by perils such as wind, …

Data Compromise, Computer Attack Coverage to Expand

November 29, 2017

MCIT introduced its comprehensive data compromise and CyberOne coverage solution in January 2017. During the first 11 months, members have reported nearly 20 claims or potential claims for assistance under the coverage. The coverage is structured to reimburse members up to $50,000 in costs under each of the following coverage sections: First-party data compromise response …