Capstone Award

2022 Capstone Award Winner with California JPIA Leadership

Left to Right: California JPIA Deputy Executive Officer Alex Smith, Executive Committee President Margaret Finlay, Assistant City Manager Shannon Buckley with the City of Lake Elsinore, California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull

2022 Capstone Award Winner with Finalists

Left to Right: Assistant City Manager Jorge Garcia with the City of Pismo Beach, Assistant City Manager Erika Herrera with the City of Fillmore, Assistant City Manager Shannon Buckley with the City of Lake Elsinore, City Clerk Robin Picken with the City of Bishop, Director of Parks and Recreation Manuel Enriquez with the City of Duarte

The California JPIA presents the Capstone Award each year to an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management by working to support risk management efforts, developing loss control programs, and coordinating systems that support their agency’s risk management efforts. An individual nominated for the Capstone Award can be a person who works at any level within a member agency and ideally, would be someone who:

  • Works to support traditional or enterprise risk management efforts for the member agency.
  • Develops, implements, and administers loss prevention and loss control programs to mitigate risk exposures for the member agency.
  • Coordinates support systems that serve the member’s risk management goals and needs.
  • Influences others in developing quality risk management programs for the member agency.

To nominate someone for the Capstone Award, please click on the button below (members may nominate themselves).

Submit Nomination

The nominees judged to be the most worthy of recognition will be selected as finalists and invited to attend the Authority’s Risk Management Educational Forum. A brief presentation will introduce each of the finalists during an award ceremony, with the announced winner receiving the Capstone Award.

Nominations are currently open through April 2023.

For questions about the Capstone Award, contact Administrative Services Director Nikki Salas by email or at (562) 467-8722.

The 28th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum will be held from August 30 to September 1, 2023, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California.

Capstone Award Recipients

2022 – Shannon Buckley, City of Lake Elsinore
2021 – Arabo Parseghian, City of La Cañada Flintridge*
2019 – Stephen Y. Aryan, City of Palm Desert
2018 – Teri Davis, City of Moorpark
2017 – Isaac Etchamendy, City of San Marcos
2016 – Susan Crumly, City of Bellflower
2015 – Nikki Salas, Town of Apple Valley
2014 – Rayna Ospina, City of San Gabriel
2013 – Debra Garcia, City of Pismo Beach

* The Capstone Award was not presented in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.