City employees given awards

Article originally appeared in the October 26, 2017 issue of the Volga Tribune. Reprinted with permission.

The employees of the city of Volga were presented Gold Level and Platinum Level Loss Control/Safety Achievement awards at the annual South Dakota Municipal League Conference in Sioux Falls earlier in October.

The awards honor employees for their efforts in protecting the assets of the city of Volga by making the workplace safer, reducing liability exposures and saving the taxpayers’ dollars through loss control.

The city was one of 27 utilities that received a gold in recognition for the loss control/safety efforts. This was the employees’ eighth year to receive this award.

The city was also one of 16 entities to receive a platinum level award. The South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance and the SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund presented the awards in recognition of their outstanding and comprehensive loss control/safety program, also for the eighth time.

City employees honored were Jameson Berreth, city administrator; Ashley Rentsch, city finance officer; Mary Ries, deputy finance officer; Chad Collins, electric superintendent; Kevin Steen, public works supervisor; and Jon Hauge, water/wastewater department.