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Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
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Michigan Municipal League Fund Announces Loss Control Achievement Awards

26 Communities Recognized for Maintaining Safe Work Environments

LANSING, Michigan – Twenty-six Michigan communities have earned statewide honors for their outstanding efforts in maintaining safe work environments. The Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund ( has issued its annual Loss Control Achievement Awards for 2012-2013 to the communities listed below. The certificates were mailed to community winners Thursday, April 25.

“These awards represent the best of the best when it comes to communities being safe places for their employees and citizens,” said Michael Forster, director of risk management services for the Michigan Municipal League. “The awards reflect excellent management and an understanding that making safety a priority clearly protects their staffs, residents and budgets.”

The awards are based on a community’s Experience Modification Factor (EMF) rating, using a formula measuring the frequency and severity of employee injuries over a 3 1/2-year time period. The average EMF is 1.00. Any fund member with an EMF under 1.00 saves significant premium dollars.

“Lowest EMF” 2012-2013 Award Winners*

Village of Addison (.77)                                     City of Alma (.62)

City of Brighton (.64)                                         Crawford Co. Transportation (.75)

City of Farmington Hills (.41)                              Village of Goodrich (.89)

City of Lathrup Village (.73)                                Marquette County (.62)

Montrose Charter Township (.77)                        Village of Ortonville (.89)

City of Traverse City (.61)                                  City of Walled Lake (.67)

City of Whitehall (.73)

*( ) = Experience Modification Factory (EMF) rating                                                       
“Most Improved EMF” 2012-2013 Award Winners*

City of Buchanan (-.42)                                      Village of Capac (-.54)

Cherry Grove Township (-.48)                             City of Ecorse (-.33)

City of Imlay City (-.29)                                      City of Keego Harbor (-.28)

City of Kingsford (-.32)                                      Marquette County (-.31)

City of Muskegon (-.64)                                     City of Newaygo (-.18)

Village of Parma (-.33)                                       Southeast Macomb Sanitary District (-.37)   
White Lake Charter Township (-.24)        
*( ) = percent decrease, comparing the most recent policy year (7/1/11-6/30/12) to the calculation for the current policy year (7/1/12-6/30/13)

MMLWCF Board of Trustees

George Bosanic, City Manager, Greenville

Frank Brock, Jr., Mayor, Lathrup Village

Christine Burns, City Manager, Cedar Springs

Maureen Donker, Mayor, Midland

Daniel P. Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League

Kenneth Hibl, City Manager, Clare

Elva Mills, Village President, Lexington

Larry Nielsen, City Manager, Paw Paw

Daniel Reszka, Village President, Elk Rapids

Amy Roddy, City Manager, Durand

James Rynberg, Mayor, Fremont

William Vajda, City Manager, Marquette

Thomas Winarski, Mayor, Gladwin

Michael Forster, Fund Administrator, Michigan Municipal League

About the MMLWCF: The Michigan Municipal League Workers' Compensation Fund started in 1977 with five members and has grown to a current participation of 862 public entities.  Assets exceed $137 million.

Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.



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