Town Manager Richard Reed holds the plaque presented to the Town of Bedford to honor its “Commitment to Risk Management” during the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association’s recent annual meeting – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved

Submitted by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA)

In recognition of their consistent and effective quarterly safety committee meetings attended by all departments, the Town of Bedford has earned the “Commitment to Risk Management” award from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the town’s property and casualty insurance provider. MIIA presented the award to Bedford during the association’s annual meeting in Boston on January 20th.

“Congratulations to the Town of Bedford for their consistent quarterly safety meetings that are attended by all town departments,” said Stephen Batchelder, director of Claims Operations for MIIA. “Their meetings are interactive and discussions focus on losses, site and building safety conditions, and other town concerns regarding safety and improvements.”

The Town of Bedford also works proactively with their employees to provide in-house training in concert with vendor and MIIA sponsored training.

The Commitment to Risk Management award recognizes members who have demonstrated either a renewed focus on, or a sustained and long-term commitment to risk management fundamentals.

Town Manager Rick Reed lauded the dedication of his staff in achieving this award. “Safety is of the utmost importance to the mission of the Town of Bedford … a safe and healthy work environment ultimately benefits all of our employees and our residents and this award exemplifies the team effort that goes into keeping risks as minimal as possible. I applaud the hard work that has gone into accomplishing this goal.  We commit to making this not just a trend, but a permanent objective of our team.”

About MIIA

The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.  As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts’ municipalities and related public entities. Municipal insurance its only business, MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information, visit and

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