Governance

Each member of the California JPIA designates a public official to serve on the Authority’s Board of Directors. This ensures that the interests and needs of all members are represented in its governance.

About the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of one representative selected from the governing body of each member of the Authority. Each July, the entire Board of Directors attends an annual business meeting. At the annual meeting, the president and vice president of the Authority and other members of the Executive Committee are elected, reports of the affairs of the Authority are considered, and any other business may be transacted which is within the powers of the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

The nine members of the Executive Committee are elected by the Board of Directors to provide day-to-day policy direction to the Authority’s staff. Serving two-year, overlapping terms, they are elected as president, vice president, and seven at-large directors to oversee the Authority’s affairs. The Executive Committee meets monthly to consider policies related to the California JPIA’s many programs and services. In addition, the Executive Committee also carries out ex-officio responsibility for Claims, Budget, Bylaws, and Personnel committees. Chairs for the Authority’s advisory committees, Managers and Finance Officers, are also participants in Executive Committee and Claims Committee meetings. Read more about the members of the Executive Committee.

Managers Committee

This committee carries the voice of member managers and chief executives, providing guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee and staff regarding programs and service delivery. Nearly all policy items are brought before this committee before the items are presented to the Executive Committee for consideration. The Managers Committee meets on the second Monday of the second month of each quarter, and is chaired by Thaddeus McCormack, City Manager for the City of Lakewood. Special committee meetings may be scheduled, as needed.

Finance Officers Committee

This committee carries the voice of member finance officers, playing an important role in advising the Authority on investment policy and performance, budget, cost allocation, and general finance-related issues. The Finance Officers Committee meets on the second Thursday of the second month of each quarter, and is chaired by Jose Gomez, Director of Administrative Services for the City of Lakewood. Special committee meetings may be scheduled, as needed.