Heading into its third year of operation, NIRMA saw a pattern developing. Each year there were member counties, their officials and employees who would make exemplary efforts to prevent losses and claims.
To recognize those members and individuals who distinguished themselves, NIRMA created an awards program in 1990. Now in its 24th year, here are the 2013 award recipients who were honored during the October 3-4 Self Defense for County Officials Conference.
Contact Person of the Year
Kathy Thorberg became Boone County’s primary contact with NIRMA when she assumed the county clerk’s position in 2006. Since that time she has dutifully fulfilled her responsibilities in both roles. As a result, Kathy is NIRMA’s Contact Person of the Year Award recipient for 2013.
Says NIRMA Executive Director Craig Nelson of Kathy, “She is very deserving of this honor because of the manner in which she approaches her responsibilities as Boone County’s principal contact with our office and our service providers. Kathy maintains excellent communication with our office, provides detailed information when it is requested, and actively participates in the educational programs offered by our program.”
Kathy is actually the second contact person from Boone County to receive this honor. The late Robert Zoucha, whom Kathy succeeded as county clerk, received the award in 1991.
Kathy is shown here receiving the award from NIRMA Board of Directors Chair Doris Karloff.