From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PINSON — The city of Pinson was recently awarded a President’s Risk Management Award by the insurance divisions of the Alabama League of Municipalities.
This award recognizes cities that have instituted risk management and loss control activities to reduce their loss ratio. Risk management and loss control activities benefit everybody in the insurance programs and within the league of municipalities. Through the efforts of the city of Pinson, losses have been minimized while employees and citizens of Pinson are reaping the rewards of a safer workplace and community.
The Alabama League of Municipalities was organized in 1935. Since that time, it has served as a powerful voice for cities and towns in Alabama. There are more than 450 member municipalities in the league. The league works on several different fronts, including securing legislation enabling all cities and towns to perform their functions more efficiently and effectively. The league also offers specialized training for municipal officials and employees; holds conferences and meetings where views and experiences of officials are exchanged; and conducts continuing studies of the legislative, administrative and operation needs, problems and functions of Alabama’s municipal governments.
As recipients of the President’s Risk Management award, the city of Pinson was awarded a specially designed memento. Recipients of this award include the top five percent of those members with minimal losses for a five year period.