Issue 125 – July 2022
2022 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
The California JPIA’s 2022 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors took place on Wednesday, July 20. Leaders convened at the Authority campus for the first time since 2019; the 2021 annual meeting was held in San Diego during the 26th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum, and the 2020 annual meeting was held virtually.
“The Authority’s campus is an asset for our members, not only on the pool’s balance sheet but also as an accessible resource for their use for meetings and training,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “We are always happy to welcome our California JPIA directors and alternates to La Palma.”
A quorum of delegates representing 77 member agencies attended the meeting.
The Board of Directors consists of one member of the governing body of each of 123 member agencies, including 98 cities, 18 joint powers authorities, and seven special districts.
“The Board of Directors actively participates in shaping the California JPIA by making decisions that benefit the full membership,” said Shull. “Along with our elected Executive Committee, the Board of Directors ensures that the Authority remains a member-focused, mutually supportive partnership.”
Before the annual meeting, the afternoon began with an educational session for delegates focused on risk management, training programs, claims handling, and risk pool financing. California JPIA staff members Toni Consolo, Jon Shull, Alex Smith, Ryan Thomas, and Paul Zeglovitch led the session.
Executive Committee President Margaret Finlay, City of Duarte, opened the annual meeting by welcoming delegates and providing an annual report and overview of the Authority’s training and risk management programs as well as the status of ongoing initiatives.
Delegates elected Mary Ann Reiss, City of Pismo Beach, as Executive Committee Vice President. In addition, Tom Chavez, City of Temple City; Chuong Vo, City of Cerritos; Steve Tye, City of Diamond Bar; and Mark Waronek, City of Lomita, were elected to serve two-year terms as members of the Executive Committee.
President Margaret Finlay recognized the winners of the 2022 Risk Management Awards. Shull then presented a strategic plan and operational overview, rooted in the Authority’s mission, vision, and values, and focused on service to members’ constituents and communities.
Following the operational overview, Finance Director Jason McBride presented the Authority’s 2022-23 and 2023-24 operating and capital budgets. The Board approved the budgets overwhelmingly.
The meeting was adjourned to the next Board of Directors meeting, Wednesday, July 19, 2023.< Back to Full Issue Print Article