Kevin Bronson, Chair of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust and Mayor John Rhoden, Town of Hampton
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The Town of Hampton has been a SCMIT member since 1985 and has taken advantage of the SCMIT fire service grant and public works safety grant recently. Town employees have established accident reporting procedures. As well, they conduct regular safety inspections and attend safety trainings. Mayor John Rhoden with the Town of Hampton accepted the award at the Municipal Association's Annual Meeting
on July 11.
Award winners are determined based on loss experience for the current year and the prior three years. There are three population divisions with one top winner in each division. Winners receive a plaque, $2500 to purchase safety equipment and training for their municipal employees, and a recognition luncheon.
The SCMIT program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable insurance coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to insurance benefits designed specifically for municipal governments, the program offers free onsite and online training, grant funding and other benefits.