California JPIA Welcomes New Member, City of West Covina

From California JPIA

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) welcomes the City of West Covina, home to a population of more than 110,000 residents that benefit from more than 180 acres of recreational resources. West Covina joined the Authority’s Excess Liability, Excess Workers’ Compensation, and Property Insurance Programs as of July 1, 2020.

“West Covina is proud to join the California JPIA,” said West Covina City Manager David Carmany. “There is nobody better at helping public agencies avoid and transfer risk. Through a genuine commitment to best practices and attention to detail, the California JPIA will help us keep focus where it belongs—on better serving our residents.”

Incorporated in 1923, the City of West Covina is in Los Angeles County, bordered by the City of Covina to the north and east. West Covina is a general-law city that operates through the council-manager form of municipal government, with five city council members elected to overlapping four-year terms.

The city’s extensive parks and recreation system includes 16 parks, one of which boasts a splash pad, as well as the Galster Wilderness Park Nature Center, a museum and educational center set in a 42-acre wilderness park that is operated in partnership with the San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy. Three community centers offer programs including dance, art, cultural, and equestrian classes, sports leagues, childcare programs, and computer clinics. West Covina hosts not only seasonal special events but also a weekly farmers market.

“The City of West Covina joins an already robust cadre of Authority members in the San Gabriel Valley,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “We hope that this proximity to more seasoned members of our organization affords West Covina opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing and regional problem-solving solutions that will enhance its existing access to the Authority’s established development and training resources.”

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the City of West Covina, one of the most progressive cities in the San Gabriel Valley,” said California JPIA Senior Risk Manager Tony Leite, who will work directly with the city. “City leadership’s forward-looking perspective is exemplified by its commitment to minimizing risk for the community it serves.”

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