This year marked the 24th time NIRMA has recognized the outstanding efforts of members and individuals who have made a commitment to risk management and self-insurance pooling.
Featured here are the 2014 award recipients, each of whom was recognized at an awards banquet held in conjunction with NIRMA’s Self Defense for County Officials Conference presented October 9-10 in Kearney.
Contact Person of the Year
Saline County Clerk Linda Kastanek was honored as NIRMA’s Contact Person of the Year.
Linda assumed the office of clerk in 2007 and at that time also took on the role as her county’s principal contact with NIRMA and its service providers.
Each year NIRMA staff members are asked to nominate those individuals who they feel should be considered for this honor. While there are a number of individuals who are deserving, there is usually one who stands out. This year it was Linda.
“Linda is very deserving of this honor because of the manner in which she approaches her responsibilities in communicating with our office,” says NIRMA Executive Director Craig Nelson. “She has consistently kept NIRMA informed when claims have been turned in or when there have been changes in the county’s property schedules, and she has always responded in a timely manner to our requests for information.”
In addition, Linda regularly attends NIRMA’s continuing education programs and utilizes NIRMA’s Online University. She serves on her county’s wellness committee and has frequently participated in wellness training provided through NIRMA and its partners.
Linda is the second Saline County clerk to receive this award. Phyllis Ripa was the recipient in 1999.
NIRMA Board of Directors Chair Doris Karloff presented the award to Linda.