City of Kokomo - 2019 Safety Grant Recipient Testimonial



Center left: Ryan Hartzler, President, Patriot Insurance Group presenting check to Kathy Horton, Director of Human Resources for the City of Kokomo and the Safety Committee


The Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) is excited to announce the City of Kokomo as a recipient of its 2019 safety grant award. IPEP is proud to partner with the City of Kokomo’s Safety Committee to provide funding to the Street Department for the purchase of an LED Solar-Powered Message Board. The LED Solar-Powered Message Board will be used to assist in directing traffic to ensure a safer work environment for all workers of the City of Kokomo. The City of Kokomo’s Safety Committee, chaired by Director of Human Resources Kathy Horton and Ryan Hartzler of Patriot Insurance, has worked to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching risk management resources.


"The City of Kokomo has been a partner with IPEP since 2008. IPEP provides the utmost professional and reliable services to the City of Kokomo, and its employees.

IPEP provides advice and guidance on all worker compensation matters in a timely and efficient manner. IPEP has also worked in partnership with the city to ensure the safety of all city employees. City of Kokomo employees have benefited greatly from the hands-on training and seminar opportunities provided by IPEP. Promoting a safe work environment is a priority not only for the City of Kokomo but also for IPEP.


The City of Kokomo was one of the recipients of the 2019 Safety Grant Awards through IPEP. These grant monies provided an opportunity for the City of Kokomo to purchase an LED Solar-Powered Message Board. The LED Solar-Powered Message Board will be used to assist in directing traffic and to ensure a safer work environment for all City of Kokomo employees."


- Kathy Horton

Director of Human Resources