NDIRF’s Verke Receives Outstanding Safety Instructor Award

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund (NDIRF) is proud to announce Member Services Representative Mark Verke recently received the North Dakota Safety Council’s (NDSC) Outstanding Safety Instructor Award. The award recognizes the significant contributions Verke has made to improve workplace safety for North Dakota political subdivisions through his effective instruction of Defensive Driving Courses (DDC). This is the eighth time Verke has received this award since 2013.

“The North Dakota Safety Council is incredibly lucky to have dedicated safety advocates like Mark,” NDSC Traffic Safety Program Manager Terry Weaver said. “He has the ability to connect with people and train at the highest level. Partnerships with NDIRF and Outstanding Instructors like Mark create safer and stronger communities.”

Verke is a Certified DDC-4 Instructor and has led DDC courses for North Dakota’s political subdivisions, including the ND League of Cities, ND Association of Counties, ND Recreation and Parks Association, and ND Township Officers Association. He is a 32-year employee of the NDIRF, serving primarily as an educational instructor. He has also held certifications in playground safety (CPSI) and pool & spa operating (CPO).

“Mark’s recognition is so well-deserved,” NDIRF CEO Brennan Quintus said. “He is constantly on the road, providing training and support to our local government members across the state. From defensive driving courses to liability hazard surveys and property inspections, Marks helps our members enhance their safety every day.”

Photo: North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) Traffic Safety Program Manager Terry Weaver presents Outstanding Safety Instructor Award to NDIRF Member Services Representative Mark Verke.