California JPIAVisitors to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA)’s beautiful campus in La Palma can bear witness to the impact of Maintenance Worker Chris Yanonis, who celebrates 15 years as a California JPIA staff member.

“Chris’s long tenure with the Authority speaks for itself,” said Administrative Services Director Nikki Salas. “His diligent work ethic and dedication to his fellow staff members and our campus show every day, as guests are welcomed by a beautifully kept landscape and a fully functioning building.”

Since joining the California JPIA in 2007, Yanonis has performed an extensive list of onsite tasks, including building and grounds maintenance, facilities operations, and campus security. He also supports the planning and execution of events ranging from community service projects to Board of Directors meetings, all the while ensuring the Authority’s staff members have what they need to provide members with the best service and care.

“I am always amazed when I recall that the Authority’s campus is nearly 25 years old,” said Yanonis. “My goal every day is to make sure the building and landscape continue to look brand new for our staff and our members.”

The Authority’s iconic fountain has been rebuilt twice under Yanonis’s supervision, which he counts among his proudest accomplishments during his time with the California JPIA. He also has been recognized for his work on the Mariposa Courtyard, the back stairwell, and other landscape and building improvements.

“My job is made easy by the incredible California JPIA team members and how well the organization is run,” said Yanonis. “The team and staff are all very knowledgeable and always willing to help; everyone chips in and does their part to make my job easier.”

The California JPIA congratulates Chris on his 15th anniversary!

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