For Immediate Release: February 22, 2023
Contact: Kevin Crawford |
Town of Ballston Receives Risk Award
At the 2023 Annual Meeting & Training School of the Association of Towns of NYS (AOT) being held this week in New York City, the Town of Ballston was honored with receipt of the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) Risk Management Award which is given annually in recognition of a member town’s commitment to sound risk management, safety, and training efforts.
The award was presented to Town Supervisor Eric Connolly by AOT President Dennis Powers and NYMIR’s Executive Director Kevin Crawford. The award’s inscription reads: “In recognition of a commitment to sound risk management, safety and training that makes a difference.”
In presenting the glass crystal award, Mr. Crawford stated that, “Effective risk management requires a team approach, everyone working together to reduce the liability and exposures which are inherent in so many local government operations. Ballston was chosen from among our 947 subscribing members because of the way in which it has managed significant growth and attendant service needs without a hitch. It’s not every government that can make that claim. The town has responded favorably to all loss control recommendations and utilizes appropriate risk transfer in all its contracting. All these efforts are reflected in a loss ratio of 9% which is truly outstanding.
Supervisor Connolly thanks his fellow town officials and employees who share all the credit for the positive results. AOT President Powers added, “Ballston has a group of officials and employees who take risk management into account and are proud to do so. Likewise NYMIR and AOT are proud to recognize their efforts today.”