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3 Counties Recognized for Outstanding Achievement: 2022 MCIT Awards

January 03, 2023
Douglas County representatives receive the MCIT award for County of the Year from then MCIT Board Chair Felix Schmiesing.
Douglas County representatives receive the MCIT award for County of the Year from then MCIT Board Chair Felix Schmiesing.

MCIT Board Chair Felix Schmiesing announced the recipients of MCIT’s annual awards during the 2022 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Annual Membership Meeting Dec. 5 in Bloomington. Every year MCIT recognizes three counties that excel at risk management and loss control, as preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT.

Douglas, Marshall, Aitkin Counties Awarded

Representatives from Marshall County accept the MCIT award for Outstanding Performance in the Property/Casualty Division from then Board Chair Felix Schmiesing.
Representatives from Marshall County accept the MCIT award for Outstanding Performance in the Property/Casualty Division from then Board Chair Felix Schmiesing.

The 2022 County of the Year award went to Douglas County. This award honors the county that has set the standard of excellence in risk management and loss control for the year. Douglas County’s leaders proved to be strong in their efforts to educate and inform staff on techniques to mitigate exposures and provided superior assistance when claims arose.

The other two awards recognize improvement in the specific areas of property and casualty (liability) and workers’ compensation risk management and loss control. For 2022, Marshall County received the Outstanding Performance in the Property and Casualty Division award, and Aitkin County earned the Outstanding Performance in the Workers’ Compensation Division award.

These division awards are presented to counties that demonstrate consistent improvement in the areas. For property and casualty that means improvements in the county’s loss ratio through commitment to implementing better loss control and risk management methods, as well as a dedication to protecting county property and citizens.

Aitkin County representatives are presented the MCIT award for Outstanding Performance in the Workers' Compensation Division from then Board Chair Felix Schmiesing
Aitkin County representatives are presented the MCIT award for Outstanding Performance in the Workers’ Compensation Division from then Board Chair Felix Schmiesing.

For workers’ compensation, the award recognizes improvement in the county’s experience modification factor and reduced claims in the areas of workplace injury and illness, as well as a commitment to reducing employee injuries and improving loss control efforts.

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

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.