2021 Award Winners

January 06, 2022

Close up of a golden medal with the word excellence written in relief.MCIT Board Chair Felix Schmiesing announced the recipients of MCIT’s annual awards during the Trust’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting Dec. 6. Every year MCIT recognizes three counties that excel at preventing and mitigating losses.

Winona, Lac qui Parle, Todd Counties Recognized

The 2021 County of the Year award recipient is Winona County. This award honors the county that has set the standard of excellence in risk management and loss control for the year. Winona County’s leaders proved to be strong in their efforts to educate staff on mitigating exposures and providing superior assistance when claims arose.

Lac qui Parle County earned the award for Outstanding Performance in the Workers’ Compensation Division. The award acknowledges the county’s efforts in reducing work-related injuries, demonstrated by the consistent improvement of its experience modification factor. The award for Outstanding Performance in the Property/Casualty Division went to Todd County. This award recognizes the efforts of the county to implement effective loss control and risk management practices that better protect member property and citizens from financial loss.

On behalf of the entire board, Schmiesing congratulated the winners on their accomplishments.

Criteria for Awards

Criteria used to identify recipients include performance in risk management and loss control efforts, responsiveness to program initiatives, and property/casualty claims and workers’ compensation claims administration.