California JPIAThe California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) has renewed its sponsorship of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) for the fourteenth consecutive year.

As the premier advocacy and support organization for city managers, CCMF promotes and encourages excellence in city management in all of California’s 482 incorporated cities and towns. The California JPIA shares CCMF’s dedication to advocating for healthy council-manager relations and supporting city managers to ensure stable, successful communities.

“City manager leadership is critical to cultivating safe conditions in the communities they serve,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority’s support of CCMF helps develop well-informed city managers who support healthy risk management cultures in their organizations.”

A Foundation Circle Sponsor since 2015, the California JPIA received the CCMF Corporate Sponsor Award in 2019 in recognition of its contribution to the city management profession.

“The California JPIA has our sincere gratitude for continuously supporting hundreds of CCMF members as they pursue excellence in city management,” said Ken Striplin, president of CCMF and city manager of the City of Santa Clarita, the newest member of the California JPIA. “Not only are you a longtime top-tier sponsor, but many CCMF members take advantage of your risk-mitigation model: controlling costs by reducing claims frees up critical funding for their city programs and services. Thank you for providing city managers with the resources to meet their challenges head-on.”

The California JPIA and CCMF will partner to present a panel at the 2021 League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo in Sacramento this September. During the session, “Building an Effective City Council-Manager Team from Day One,” Shull will lead a discussion among CCMF Executive Director Ken Pulskamp, City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath, and West Hollywood City Manager David Wilson about developing and maintaining a dynamic council-manager relationship that will serve the community at the highest level amid all situations.

The Authority also will engage with the city manager community throughout CCMF’s upcoming program year, including returning events such as in-person seminars and conferences, as well as the annual member dinner and biennial golf tournament at the League of California Cities City Managers Conference in Monterey in February 2022.

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 120 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 training and loss control services. For more information, please visit the California JPIA’s website at