January 31, 2023

CIRMA Honors Town of Essex with its Risk Management Achievement Award

The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) awarded the Town of Essex a Risk Management Achievement Award for 2012 for the Town’s sustained efforts to improve safety. Over the last five years the Town has hosted over a dozen CIRMA risk management training programs. Its Health and Safety Committee has actively investigated accidents to identify and correct their root causes. The Town’s leadership, and its Park and Recreation Department especially, has consulted with CIRMA on a number of risk management issues to prevent accidents and reduce liability. First Selectman Norm Needleman and Maria Lucarelli, Assistant to the Selectman, accepted the award on behalf of the Town at the May 18th ceremony in Rocky Hill.

Bruce A. Wollschlager, CIRMA Chief Executive Officer, said, “Risk management is driven not by programs, but by motivated people. This year’s award recipients demonstrate that our members own their programs and have created successful results because of it. Their efforts make CIRMA and their communities better.” CIRMA’s mission is to reduce losses and their costs by improving its members’ understanding of risk and the ways to control and manage it. CIRMA’s Risk Management Achievement Awards program was begun in 1981 to recognize the risk management and safety initiatives that prevent accidents and make positive improvements in Connecticut communities. The program provides CIRMA members a forum in which they can share ideas and learn new methods to reduce losses.

For more information about CIRMA’s Risk Management Achievement Award Program, please contact David Demchak, Senior Vice President, CIRMA, at ddemchak@ccm-ct.org, or visit our website at CIRMA.org. About CIRMA CIRMA has operated since 1980 as a service program of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, an association of towns and cities. CIRMA, owned and governed by its members, operates two risk-sharing pools, the Workers’ Compensation Pool and the Liability-Automobile-Property Pool. It provides risk management services to self-insured municipalities and local public agencies. Today, CIRMA’s membership includes 84% of the state’s municipalities and has premiums totaling $75 million and assets under management in excess of $300 million.