The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP), an organization dedicated to energizing the power of pooling, recognized PERMA for its pooling best practices on March 6 at the AGRiP Governance and Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.

AGRiP’s recognition program consists of an intensive process of internal review, followed by peer review, of a pool’s policies, practices, procedures, leadership, and functional collaboration. The process must be repeated every three years to maintain recognition.

PERMA first won recognition in 2001, as the seventh international pool to receive the award from AGRiP. There are currently 47 recognized pools.

“I was honored to accept the AGRiP recognition on behalf of PERMA,” said Jeff Van Dyk, executive director of PERMA. “AGRiP’s advisory standards are the gold standard for pool organization and operation.”

PERMA was one of eight pools who received recognition from AGRiP this year.