Issue 114 - August 2021
California JPIA Shares Wisdom at Fall Conferences
California JPIA staff members will share risk management best practices with elected officials and staff during presentations at the California Contract Cities Association’s Fall Educational Summit and the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference and Expo next month.
The California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) supports cities that contract for municipal services such as law enforcement and emergency medical services. Through education and collaboration, the association combines resources to secure the best service at the minimum cost and to influence policy decisions. The Authority supports CCCA’s efforts to strengthen local control and governance as a Platinum Sponsor.
“The California JPIA was founded by a sub-committee of city managers and administrators within the California Contract Cities Association. The Authority is a long-time supporter of not only Contract Cities but also its educational programming, which provides opportunities for the Authority to better understand and address the challenges faced by local governments,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull.
CCCA’s Fall Educational Summit, in Indian Wells, September 16-19, will bring together the association’s members to collaborate on solutions to issues that impact their cities. The event also will recognize the leadership of City of Lomita Mayor Mark Waronek, president, and City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath, immediate past president.
During the session, “Is Telecommuting Post-COVID for the Public Sector? Legal & Practical Considerations for Employers,” California JPIA Employment Practices Manager Kelly Trainer Policky and Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith will focus on how the pandemic has challenged public agencies to develop new strategies for providing services and engaging constituents. They will also discuss how municipal administrators should address integrating full-time or hybrid remote work opportunities into their structure and operations.
Senior Risk Manager Alex Mellor also will represent the California JPIA at the summit.
Later in the month, the California JPIA will partner with the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) to present a panel at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo, September 22-24, in Sacramento. “Building an Effective City Council-Manager Team from Day One” will feature Shull leading a discussion among CCMF Executive Director Ken Pulskamp, City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath, and West Hollywood City Manager David Wilson. The session will be about developing and maintaining a dynamic council-manager relationship that will serve the community at the highest level amid all situations.
“Good governance is a risk management imperative,” said Shull. “The Authority is proud to provide this important educational opportunity.”
The League of California Cities, an advocacy organization that protects and extends local control for cities, offers year-round education for new and experienced municipal leaders. The Annual Conference and Expo provides opportunities to gain perspective and knowledge about challenging, real-world issues facing cities.< Back to Full Issue Print Article