California JPIA Executive Committee member David A. Spence passed away on the morning of May 16, 2017 after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.
Spence served for almost 20 years on the Authority’s Executive Committee and was the Committee’s Secretary at the time of his death. He was first elected to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in 1992. During his 25 years on the council, he was appointed mayor six times. Spence also represented the community on many regional governmental agencies and with organizations including the National League of Cities, Southern California Association of Governments, and the Los Angeles County Liability Trust Fund Claims Board and Oversight Committee.
“Dave was an incredible contributor to the success of our organization. Few could be categorized as being a stronger believer in the ideals of the Authority. Likewise, few could be seen as a stronger supporter of staff. Personally, I am terribly saddened by this,” said California JPIA CEO Jon Shull. La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Michael T. Davitt said of Spence, “His tireless dedication and legacy of excellence set the standard for our community.”
A service celebrating his life is pending. More information can be found on La Cañada Flintridge’s website