California JPIA Welcomes New Member, City of Stanton

From California JPIA

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) welcomes the City of Stanton, part of the cadre of seven new members that joined the Authority on July 1, 2020. The city has elected to participate in the Authority’s Excess Liability, Excess Workers’ Compensation, and Property Insurance Programs.

“The City of Stanton is honored to have been selected to join the California JPIA,” said City Manager Jarad Hildenbrand. “Following an extensive evaluation of alternative insurance coverage options available to the city, we concluded that the California JPIA best supports our commitment to mitigating risk and liability, and it provides high quality services and programs at an affordable rate. The City of Stanton is excited to begin this valuable partnership, and we look forward to working closely with other members of the Authority to further increase safety, reduce liability, and enhance risk management practices and programs in our city.”

Located in northwestern Orange County, Stanton is surrounded by the cities of Cypress, Westminster, and Anaheim. The city’s 39,000 residents are represented by a city council made up of Stanton’s mayor, who is elected at large, and four city council members, elected by voters in their districts, each of whom serves a four-year term. Police and fire services are provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority, respectively.

Stanton is home to parks, a library, and a family resource center, and plays host to special events including a car show, seasonal gatherings and festivals, and movies in the park. The city offers a unique Homeowner Rehabilitation Grant Program that provides financial assistance to help qualified low- to moderate-income homeowners make needed exterior repairs, improve residential aesthetics, and beautify neighborhoods.

Lucy Gonzalez, senior risk manager for many of the Authority’s Orange County members, will be working directly with the city. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with the City of Stanton. The staff is committed to mitigating risk through the proactive implementation of safety and risk control measures for their residents and employees.”

“The City of Stanton has a motto: Community Pride and Forward Vision. That slogan demonstrates the city’s focus on continued revitalization,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority looks forward to supporting Stanton as the city provides its facilities and services for the betterment of its residents.”

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. For more information, please visit the California JPIA’s website at