California JPIA logoThe City of Signal Hill celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. The small, vibrant city, nestled in south Los Angeles County, was incorporated in 1924 and has grown into a thriving community in the subsequent century. Its centennial celebrations honor its unique history and lay the groundwork for a promising future.

“100 years ago, our community was founded on the principles of resilience, unity and a shared vision for a vibrant future,” said Mayor Lori Woods. “Now, in 2024, we have the privilege of commemorating a century of achievements, growth and the enduring spirit that defines Signal Hill.”

The City hosted various events and activities to commemorate this significant milestone, including a time capsule to preserve local memories and mementos from community members about why the community is important to them.

Signal Hill’s centennial celebrations also included Spring Fest at the Signal Hill Public Library, featuring an egg hunt and photos with the Spring Fest Bunny; a Mayor’s Tree Planting event, which encouraged residents to embrace environmental stewardship by enhancing Signal Hill’s green spaces; a youth art contest, which tasked participants with capturing a community moment in a 2D medium; and a community-wide photo contest. The winning art and photos were displayed at the City’s Centennial Celebration. Alongside the displays, the Centennial Celebration comprised a Color Fun Run & Walk, pancake breakfast, opening ceremony, time capsule revelation, skate demonstrations, live entertainment and music, food, games and family-friendly crafts.

Throughout the year, local businesses and organizations participated in the celebration through Signal Hill’s sponsorship program, which incorporated support for local events and a series of signature centennial street pole banners and bus shelter ads. The program displayed some of the City’s key landmarks and allowed local businesses to support Signal Hill and celebrate the centennial by sponsoring each banner and ad. The colorful banners served as a visual reminder of the City’s proud history and bright future.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with the City of Signal Hill’s staff,” said California JointPowers Insurance Authority (California JPIA)Senior Risk Manager Melaina Francis. “On behalf of the California JPIA, I congratulate the City on this historic anniversary.”

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