Nick Gorgievski, chief financial officer for the Public Employer Risk Management Association (PERMA), has received the John G. Stutz Award from the National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium (NLC-RISC).

The John G. Stutz Award is given to state league and intergovernmental risk pool staff and directors who have completed 25 years of service with one or more state leagues or pools. The award was presented October 18 at NLC-RISC’s 2016 Staff Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Gorgievski has been with PERMA since 1991 and has been invaluable in assisting the organization’s growth from a small, 52-member pool into the largest self-insurance association in New York State. In the time he has been with PERMA, membership has grown over 900 percent, and member contributions and assets have kept pace.

In addition, Mr. Gorgievski’s annual financial report has received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for 16 years in a row.

“In 25 years, Nick has never missed a board meeting, and in terms of hard work, loyalty, and perseverance, he is the gold standard,” said Jeff Van Dyk, PERMA executive director. “PERMA’s staff is now more than 70 professionals strong. Nick stands as the longest-tenured, and he is one of the most admired.”

John Stutz served from 1924-1931 as the first director of the American Municipal Association, the predecessor of NLC. NLC presents the Stutz Award not only as an on-going tribute to Stutz, but also to recognize the contributions that longtime league and risk pool staff and directors make to the cause of strengthening local government.

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