Issue 127 - September 2022
27th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum – Adventures in Risk Management
The California JPIA’s 27th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum is fast approaching from October 5 through 7, 2022, at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Once again, the Authority is excited to provide a premier educational experience to its members.
This year’s keynote speaker is former Boston Police Chief Daniel Linskey, known for his strong leadership and response through some of Boston’s most difficult moments, including the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Chief Linskey’s keynote presentation will provide attendees with lessons on leading before, during, and after a crisis.
The closing speaker is Dr. Lucy Jones, founder and chief scientist at the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and author of The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). Dr. Jones will present a history of California earthquakes and what communities have done and still need to do to address earthquake risks.
For more than 20 years, the Authority has hosted a unique educational experience for its members. Attendees are provided opportunities to immerse themselves in topics and issues relevant to local government risk management, such as legal liability, workers’ compensation, employment law, public safety, organizational thinking, governance, and legislation.
The Forum also dives into the trending topics, which for this year include navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely, the ever-changing legislative and workplace landscape of cannabis, social media, and emerging technologies that can assist members in addressing risk proactively.
The Capstone Award is presented each year to an individual at a member agency that best exemplifies the practice of risk management in the public sector. This year presents five deserving finalists, and one of these individuals will be honored as the Capstone Award recipient during a ceremony at the Forum on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
The Authority is pleased to announce this year’s finalists:
- Shannon Buckley (Assistant City Manager, City of Lake Elsinore)
- Manuel Enriquez (Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Duarte)
- Jorge Garcia (Assistant City Manager, City of Pismo Beach)
- Erika Herrera (Assistant City Manager, City of Fillmore)
- Robin Picken (City Clerk, City of Bishop)
X Marks the Spot!
Thursday evening of the Forum features a fun-filled and adventurous reception named X Marks the Spot! This event will be held outdoors in the Plaza del Sol and features fun, games, delicious food, and cold beverages.
Part of the fun will be an app-based team treasure hunt that returns after overwhelmingly positive feedback the last time it was held at the 23rd Annual Risk Management Educational Forum in 2018. During the hunt, teams will be challenged to complete missions and answer trivia. The winning team will be announced before the end of the evening.
In addition to the team event, table games will be available. A photo booth will also be present, and is a great way to create memorable pictures of all the fun and excitement of the evening with your fellow adventurers.< Back to Full Issue Print Article