California JPIA Renews Civic Partnerships

One of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) core values is teamwork. They are committed to upholding relationships with their members and similarly-minded organizations supporting California municipal agencies. The California JPIA 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 genuine interest in local government.

“The California JPIA is composed of informed risk management professionals and local government advocates who have 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 organizations.”

The Authority is sponsoring a number of organizations this year, including the Institute for Local Government, which empowers local government leaders and delivers real-world expertise to help them navigate complex issues; the California Contract Cities Association, which advances the benefits of the contracting model and strengthens local control and governance; the League of California Cities, which collaborates with city officials to enhance knowledge and combine resources to influence policy decisions; and the Municipal Management Associations of Northern and Southern California, supporting professional development for local government leaders. Additionally, the Authority sponsors CALPELRA, the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association, and PARMA, the Public Agency Risk Management Association.

Sponsorships also provide an opportunity to support the professional development of member agency staff.
“The California JPIA is proud to provide learning opportunities for municipal managers and elected officials at all levels,” said Deputy Executive Officer Alex Smith. “By supporting advocacy and professional organizations, the Authority invests in the education and enrichment of decision-makers, 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