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2023 General Membership Meeting Recap

2023 General Membership Meeting Recap

CIRSA held its annual General Membership Meeting on June 28, 2023. 129 attendees representing 69 CIRSA members joined us for a half-day event at the Gaylord Rockies Resort for CIRSA updates, accomplishments, and two inspiring and informational presentations.

We were honored to have Ross Schafer, one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and seminar leaders on customer urgency and empathy, personal motivation, reinvention, and market relevance, present the day’s keynote speech – his slides can be found here. Tami Tanoue, CIRSA Executive Director, and Sam Light, CIRSA Deputy Executive Director/General Counsel presented the new challenges that are facing law enforcement and the CIRSA resources dedicated to our member’s law enforcement – their presentation slides are here, or you can watch the presentation here.

At CIRSA, we aim to recognize excellence in our member’s Risk Control Efforts. For 2022, we had four Safety Champion Award winners (listed below) that had gone above and beyond the call of duty to foster a positive safety culture within their entity.

  • Town of Bennett – The Town of Bennett has utilized a game-based software system to turn safety topics into fun, competitive, and engaging activities. The competitive style helps each learner focus on the material, creates a viable retention strategy, and the town provides awards at their monthly “All Hands In” meetings.
  • City of Steamboat Springs, Transit Division – With the extensive, large transit bus system that includes 29 full-time and 21 seasonal employees, Steamboat Springs ensures they are proactive in accident prevention areas; the city has implemented multiple transit-specific protocols. One of the noteworthy efforts is their “Safety Summary Report,” which allows teams to collaborate on collisions and track hours and miles driven to compare the probability and potential frequency of events.
  • Cameron Castillo & Thaddeus Wecker, City of Westminster – Cameron and Thadeus took it upon themselves to develop a first-aid, CPR, and AED program for their facility. They have both studied, trained, and become certified instructors, allowing them to teach classes in-house, providing both the available life-saving capability and cost-savings to the city vs. obtaining external instructors.
  • Town of Erie Safety Committee – The Town of Erie Safety Committee has prided themselves on ensuring that they do more, meaning they don’t want to be a “typical safety committee,” and they reflect that desire in their continued advancements. They have created multiple in-house videos demonstrating common safety hazards, a modern digital version of the safety suggestions box, developed a dedicated page for safety on their Intranet site that hosts a variety of resources, and allowed employees to submit applications for safety-related projects.

Board of Director elections did not take place at this year’s meeting due to the lack of a quorum.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 General Membership Meeting in Loveland next year!

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