California JPIA Partners with League of California Cities to Support City Leaders

The League of California Cities (League) helps city officials and staff make informed, honest, and open decisions to improve their communities. Through the League, California’s 482 cities gain opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange innovative ideas, and pool resources to serve their constituents.

“Like the League, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority values the education and support of municipal leaders and elected officials collaborating to improve California’s cities,” said Jon Shull, Chief Executive Officer of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority. “By supporting the League, we are investing in the education and enrichment of decision-makers and advancing local priorities at city halls throughout the state.”

The Authority supports the League through its League Partner program. Having been a League of California Cities Platinum Partner since 2016, the League Partner program connects California’s businesses, nonprofit associations, labor communities, and other organizations with local government leaders across the state. The program provides a unique opportunity for dialogue and participation between League Partners and local decision-makers. League Partners are connected to a wide variety of critical issues in local government across California and to the key decision-makers involved.

Earlier this year, Authority team members Assistant Executive Officer Norm Lefmann, Chief Financial Officer Alex Smith, Administrative Analyst Abe Han, and Workers’ Compensation Program Manager Jeff Rush networked with local officials and addressed priority issues at the League’s Legislative Action Day, April 24, 2019, at the Capitol Event Center and State Capitol in Sacramento.

The Authority will continue to forge partnerships and discuss risk management best practices with Authority members, business partners, and prospective members at the League’s Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2019, in Long Beach.

“The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s dedication to the art of honest, ethical public service makes it an instrumental partner to the League,” said League of California Cities Public Affairs Director Bismarck Obando. “Further, its programs and services complement the League’s, helping elected officials and staff to make smart choices and build strong partnerships.”

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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 100 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 risk management training and loss control services.