The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is the premier advocacy and support organization for city managers. The mission of the California City Management Foundation is to promote and encourage excellence in city management in all of California’s 482 incorporated cities and towns.

CCMF and the California JPIA recognize the city management profession as a challenging mix of fiscal management, politics, legal issues, and public relations. Both organizations are dedicated to supporting the next generation of city managers in navigating these challenges, and advocate for healthy council-manager relations and the well-being of city managers to ensure stable and successful communities. 

These common objectives have reinforced the Authority’s partnership with CCMF as a Foundation Circle Sponsor since 2015. “City managers are diligent, hard-working executives who put city services first,” says Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority’s support of CCMF helps develop well-informed city managers that support healthy risk management cultures in their organizations.”

“It is always great to have corporate partners like the California JPIA: you already support so many of our members, and you understand the challenges our community faces on a daily basis. We are grateful that you continue to stand with the state’s local government leaders in the pursuit of excellence in city management,” says Ken Striplin, CCMF President. 

At the 2019 League of California Cities City Managers Conference in San Diego, Shull received the CCMF Corporate Sponsor Award for the Authority’s contribution to the city management profession. Upon presentation of the award, then CCMF President Wade McKinney said, “The California JPIA has been a leader in working with city managers to improve and support the profession. For years, this organization has been more than just insurance support—they truly help build better local governments throughout California.”

The Authority looks forward to continuing its support of the California City Management Foundation.

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 100 member cities and other governmental agencies.  Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive risk management training and loss control services.