It is with great pleasure that the Comp Alliance recently presented the Town of Owasco with the annual G. Jeffery Haber Leadership Award. The Town of Owasco received the award at the Association of Towns (AOT) breakfast at the Virtual Annual Conference on Tuesday February 16, 2021.
The Town of Owasco did an exceptional job this year coordinating with the Comp Alliance loss control department during the pandemic and participating in all of our webinars and training modules to help maintain the safest possible workplace and compliance during the COVID pandemic. The leadership that the town has shown is an example for all program members.
This award is presented in honor of G. Jeffrey (Jeff) Haber. Jeff served as the Executive Director for the Association of Towns of the State of New York from 1985-2012, and is the founder and first chairman of the Comp Alliance. His vision to create a workers’ compensation program tailored to the unique needs of New York State’s local governments became a reality through his leadership. What started in 1994 with just eight members and less than $500,000 has grown to a program with more than 300 members and $47 million in funding contributions. Congratulations again to the Town of Owasco on this accomplishment.