City of Davenport Utilizes Training Network Now to Enhance Safety Program

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Submitted by Pam Hancock, Senior Risk Control Consultant – Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc

Pictured: (L to R) City of Davenport Safety Committee members: Danny McClain, Director Parks and Recreation; Emely Borrego, Utilities Supervisor/Committee Secretary; Cianel Figueroa, Human Resources; Pat Gill, Public Works; Steven Hunnicutt, Safety Committee Chair/Risk Manager and Safety Trainer. Other members not pictured: Ray Leonard, Streets; Jeff Digiacomo, Fire Captain; Stephen Schroder, Lt. Police Department.

The City of Davenport has been one of Preferred’s superstars. In response to Preferred Loss Control’s recommendations, this City made a huge turn around by establishing a Safety Committee, as well as developing and implementing safety/ risk management programs, policies, and procedures. The entire City got involved from the top down and was able to effect a positive change to the culture of safety at the City of Davenport within one year. This was achieved in part by the City of Davenport’s receptiveness and willingness to work with Preferred Loss Control by utilizing the full complement of services and support available to our Members at no cost. As a testament to this, Steven Hunnicutt, the Chairman of the City’s Safety Committee, has provided the following testimonial:

Preferred Earns GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Tenth Consecutive Year

The Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the tenth consecutive year for its 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Annual Report). Preferred was first awarded the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting in 2011 for its 2010 Annual Report. Preferred is the first public entity risk pool in Florida recognized as having earned the Certificate of Achievement and is one of about 25 similar trusts nationwide to receive recognition for this distinction. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Please join our board, administration, and finance staff in celebrating the ongoing commitment of your Trust to excellence and to remaining clearly Preferred.