Issue 105 - November 2020
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
The Annual Board of Directors Meeting was held on October 28, 2020 with a quorum of delegates in attendance, representing 83 member agencies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recommendations that public health officials and federal, state, and local governments have issued in response, the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors took place virtually, a first in the Authority’s history.
The Authority’s membership is governed by an appointed Board of Directors and an elected, nine-member Executive Committee. The Board of Directors consists of one representative from the legislative body of each member of the Authority.
“The Board of Directors is a vital aspect of the organization,” says Jon Shull, Chief Executive Officer. “Through the composition of our Board of Directors, elected officials from our member agencies, we ensure that the Authority remains a member-focused organization that makes decisions for the benefit of the entire membership.”
Margaret Finlay, President of the Executive Committee, welcomed delegates and guests and thanked the delegates for their leadership and service to the Authority and their respective member agencies.
President Finlay recognized the Authority’s newest members: Rossmoor Community Services District and the cities of Hemet, Lemon Grove, Pacific Grove, Stanton, Vista, and West Covina. The Authority’s membership is composed of 123 municipal agencies including 98 cities, 18 joint powers authorities, and seven special districts.
The Board of Directors elected Mary Ann Reiss, Vice President of the Executive Committee. Tom Chavez, City of Temple City; Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp, City of Port Hueneme; Steve Tye, City of Diamond Bar; and Mark Waronek, City of Lomita were elected as members of the Executive Committee, each serving a two-year term.
Chief Executive Officer, Jon Shull, and Chief Financial Officer, Alexander Smith presented the Authority’s budgets for fiscal years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. The Board of Directors unanimously approved the budgets.
Jon Shull presented an operational overview, and current initiatives of the Authority, with emphasis on continued commitment to the foundational principals of integrity, excellence, innovation, and teamwork.
The meeting was adjourned to a meeting to coincide with the 26th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum, September 15-17, 2021 in Carlsbad.< Back to Full Issue Print Article