Exercising its core value of teamwork, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) remains committed to upholding relationships with its members and similarly minded organizations that support municipal agencies in California. The Authority leverages these connections to forge partnerships, address priority issues, and discuss risk management best practices with Authority members, prospective members, and business partners that share the Authority’s passion for local government.

“The California JPIA is composed of not only informed risk management professionals, but also local government advocates with an authentic interest in collaborating with public agencies,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority’s commitment to supporting local government throughout California sets us apart from other risk management resources.”

Sponsorships also provide an opportunity for the California JPIA to support the professional development of, and learn alongside, member agency staff.

Organizations for which the Authority has renewed its sponsorship this year include the California Contract Cities Association, which advances the benefits of the contracting model and strengthens local control and governance, and the League of California Cities, which collaborates with city officials to enhance knowledge and combine resources to influence policy decisions, as well as the Municipal Management Association of Southern California and the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, both of which support professional development for local government leaders.

A new partner for the 2021-22 fiscal year is the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Education Forum for Local Elected Leaders (EXED Forum). As a sponsor of the EXED Forum, the Authority has gained access to a network of program participants, faculty, and other policy experts and thought leaders, as well as timely and relevant educational opportunities and outreach programming. The Authority also will educate local elected leaders through articles in the Leaders Forum newsletter.

“The California JPIA is a critical organization for the local elected community that we serve here at USC Price,” said Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Frank V. Zerunyan, J.D. LL.D., professor of the practice of governance and director of executive education. “We are honored to count the Authority among our sponsors and look forward to our collaboration.”

“The California JPIA is proud to provide learning opportunities for municipal managers and elected officials at all levels,” said Shull. “By supporting advocacy and professional organizations, the Authority is investing in the education and enrichment of decision-makers and helping develop well-informed leaders who support a healthy risk management culture in their organization.”

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 cjpia.org.