California JPIA Welcomes New Member, City of Vista

From California JPIA

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) welcomes the City of Vista, a new member and participant in the Authority’s Excess Liability Program as of July 1, 2020.

“The City of Vista is excited to join the California JPIA,” said Vista City Manager Patrick Johnson. “We are honored to be part of the pool, and glad that the leadership and other members have placed their trust in us. We look forward to working together and to learning more about how the California JPIA can improve our capacity to serve our community within the context of our core values: respect, fairness, teamwork, integrity, compassion, and stewardship.”

The City of Vista, incorporated in 1963, is a charter city located amid rolling hills and rural surroundings in northern San Diego County. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department provides public safety services, while the full-service Vista Fire Department supports residents of the City of Vista and the Vista Fire Protection District.

Residents enjoy 207 acres of developed parks and 156 acres of undeveloped open space, an outdoor musical theater venue, a 385-seat auditorium, and an aquatic center that includes water slides along with a lazy river, lap pool, and wave simulator. Two community centers offer programming including pickleball and other athletic activities, summer day camps, and early childhood education, as well as senior services including nutrition resources, exercise classes, excursions, and local transportation. Community events include movies in the park, holiday celebrations and parades, and an annual strawberry festival.

“In its mission statement, the City of Vista expresses its dedication to providing exceptional services and to improving residents’ quality of life,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority is pleased to partner with civic leaders who share our commitment to high standards of service that positively impact the communities we serve.”

“Risk management is already an important element of the City of Vista’s operations,” said California JPIA Senior Risk Manager Alex Mellor, who will work closely with the city. “City staff understands that by effectively managing risk, resources can be protected and put to their intended use: providing critical programs and services to residents and other constituents. I look forward to helping the City of Vista take its risk management program to the next level!”

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