California JPIAThe California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) congratulates Lake Elsinore Assistant City Manager Shannon Buckley, who received the 9th annual Capstone Award at the Authority’s 27th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum in Santa Barbara.

“I want to thank the California JPIA for this prestigious award,” said Buckley. “I am honored to have been nominated and am humbled to have won this award. It is simply one of the most important scenes of my professional career.”

Buckley—also a finalist in 2019 and 2021—was chosen for her skill in managing emergencies, including fires and floods, her collaboration with the Riverside County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments on special events, and her commitment to serving the community of Lake Elsinore safely and positively.

“She’s set a high standard not only for herself but also for the organization,” said Lake Elsinore City Manager Jason Simpson.

The Capstone Award is presented annually to an individual at a member agency who exemplifies the practice of risk management by supporting risk management efforts, coordinating risk management goals and programs, and mitigating risk exposures for their agency.

The 2022 finalists also included:

  • Manuel Enriquez, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Duarte
  • Jorge Garcia, Assistant City Manager, City of Pismo Beach
  • Erika Herrera, Assistant City Manager, City of Fillmore
  • Robin Picken, City Clerk, City of Bishop

“I cannot think of a more deserving winner of the 2022 Capstone Award than Shannon Buckley,” said Senior Risk Manager Alex Mellor. “Shannon is a leader who truly walks the walk regarding risk management. At Lake Elsinore, Shannon has implemented a risk management framework that is strong enough to address daily operational risks and nimble enough to manage unexpected events. Shannon understands that risk is a necessary element of progress, and her contributions allow the Lake Elsinore community to Dream Extreme as safely as possible.”