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Madison, CT Town Newsletter

Posted on: February 18, 2020

CIRMA Names Town of Madison Risk Management Champion

New Haven, CT. The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) presented a 2020 Risk Management Achievement Award to the Town of Madison for its commitment to employee and citizen safety. The town’s leadership was celebrated for taking a proactive role in establishing risk management as an organizational priority and partnering with CIRMA to significantly reduce the town’s insurance losses.

The achievement award was presented to the Town of Madison at CIRMA’s January 31st awards ceremony in Hartford. CIRMA, the state’s leading municipal insurer, is a member-owned and governed organization that works to empower municipalities, local public agencies and public schools to better manage risk. David Demchak, CIRMA President and CEO, said to the audience of approximately 300 municipal, local public agency and Department of Education leaders, “Our awards program celebrates the deep commitment our members have made to protect their fellow employees from injury, protect property, and to keep Connecticut’s communities safe. Our collective success is based on a collaborative 

partnership between CIRMA and our members. That’s why CIRMA plus our Members are better together.”   

The Town of Madison was awarded in the category of “Establishing Risk Management as an Organizational Priority”. First Selectwoman Lyons stated that the Town has undertaken initiatives over the last five years to achieve this goal such as “establishing a Risk Manager, establishing an Incident Reporting Policy and emphasizing training opportunities for Town staff to create a culture of risk communication for all stakeholders that has resulted in a better prepared staff and a decrease in claims severity and frequency”. She thanked Risk Manager Lauren Rhines for her work towards this goal and for the continuing efforts to prioritize risk management for the Town of Madison.

CIRMA’s mission is to reduce losses and their total costs by improving its members’ understanding of risk and the ways to manage it. CIRMA’s Risk Management Achievement Awards program was established almost 40 years ago, to recognize the risk management and safety initiatives that prevent accidents and improve safety throughout Connecticut communities. The program has expanded over the years, recognizing achievements in such areas as engagement with CIRMA, property management and sustained results. The program provides CIRMA members a forum in which they can share ideas and learn new methods to reduce losses.

CIRMA Risk Management


CIRMA was established as a service program of Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM)—Connecticut’s association of towns and cities, with all of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities as members. Today, CIRMA is Connecticut’s number-one provider of municipal risk financing and risk management services for Connecticut’s public entities. A member-owned and governed agency, CIRMA provides high-quality, tailored insurance for municipalities, school districts, and local public agencies. CIRMA operates two risk pools, the Workers’ Compensation, and Liability-Auto-Property pools. It also provides Heart & Hypertension claims services and risk management solutions to self-insured municipalities.

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency
545 Long Wharf Drive, 8th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511 

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