California JPIA Welcomes New Members
From Jonathan Shull, Chief Executive Officer
This summer, Rossmoor Community Services District and the cities of Hemet, Lemon Grove, Pacific Grove, Stanton, Vista, and West Covina became the newest members of the California JPIA. They join a membership of 123 municipal agencies including 98 cities, 18 joint powers authorities, and seven special districts to partner with the Authority to address their risks and implement best practices.
These new members recognize the California JPIA is not merely a coverage solution. They are committed to the Authority’s holistic risk management model that positions its member agencies to control costs and remain fiscally strong, while preserving the independence of each member agency.
“The Authority welcomes these seven new members to our diverse membership of local agencies that actively participate in shaping our organization,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “As we aspire to enhance the quality of life in their communities by providing comprehensive risk management solutions, innovative programs, and significant training resources, we also anticipate learning from their experience and applying that knowledge for the benefit of the pool.”
New members participated in a virtual orientation on July 9 and July 13. The orientation, led by Authority staff, included curriculum on governance, finance, risk management, training, and coverage programs including liability, workers’ compensation, and property.
“The City of Hemet leadership team is grateful to have participated in California JPIA’s two-day training,” said Hemet City Manager Chris Lopez. “As the city transitioned into membership with the California JPIA, this training provided the perfect opportunity to acclimate staff with the various programs and policies that are now available to us. As always, the California JPIA team professionally facilitated the training and willingly answered our questions. We look forward to continuing to grow and improve with our membership.”
“By cultivating a culture of informed risk management, good governance, and sound operations through strategic training and personal contact,” said Shull, “we will continue to buoy the strength of not only our new members but also our organization as a whole.”
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