County Comment: Employee Designations Recognized

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Cc1.tif Insurance and Risk Management Administrator Becky Maginnis receives Certificate of Merit

County Comment
Employee Designations Recognized
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer

In its regular meeting on July 31st, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners recognized two County employees for achieving high designations in their professional; fields.
Deputy Chief of 9-1-1 Dispatch Roy Lescalleet was recognized for attaining the national Emergency Numbers Professional (ENP) Designation The National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA) offers the professional designation to establish the benchmarks of performance that signify a broad-based competence in the professional field.
To qualify to sit for the written examination, an applicant must undergo a peer review of his/her qualifications, education and experience. If chosen for further consideration, the applicant will sit for a comprehensive written examination. After successfully completing the process, the professional must re-certify every four years after completing all re-certification processes.
Commissioner John Barr presented Lescalleet with a Commissioners' Certificate of Merit, commending his dedication to serving the citizens of Washington County, and his diligence in devoting time and effort to attaining the professional designation.
Becky Maginnis, Insurance and Risk Management Administrator in the Department of Human Resources was recognized for achieving Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager designations. She completed the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager designations concurrently, taking a series of nine classes and examinations over the last 18 months.
The Certified Insurance Counselor designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research follows a successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program consisting of demonstrated professional competence through a combination of experience, formal training and a series of comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management, and agency operations.
The Certified Risk Manager designation proves advanced risk management knowledge and expertise. Only a limited number of professionals successfully complete this program each year which consists of course work and extensive examinations in each of the five subject areas of risk management: Principles, Analysis, Control, Financing, and Practice.
The program features practical "hands-on" course content, designed to be applied immediately to the risk manager's daily work.
In presenting the Commissioners' Certificate of Merit to Maginnis, Commissioner John Barr commended her for dedication to serving the citizens of Washington County and for hard work well done.