• Steve Croft Joins California JPIA Executive Committee

    Steve Croft Steve Croft, mayor of the City of Lakewood, was appointed to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) Executive Committee on January 25, 2023, to fill the vacant seat of Darcy McNaboe. McNaboe concluded her term as mayor with the City of Grand Terrace in December 2022.
  • California JPIA Member City of Paramount Helps Discourage Dangerous and Illegal Activities with Sideshow Law

    city of paramount sign Many cities have faced challenges when trying to deter illegal street racing and sideshow intersection takeovers. Illegal street racing occurs when drivers race their vehicles at high speeds on public streets. Sideshows are illegal gatherings where drivers take over city intersections and wide stretches of road to do stunts with their cars, including burnouts, doughnuts, and figure-eights.
  • California JPIA Recognizes Milestone Anniversary for Senior Risk Manager Melaina Francis

    Melaina Francis The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) congratulates Senior Risk Manager Melaina Francis, who celebrates her 10th anniversary with the Authority in February.
  • California JPIA Recognizes Milestone Anniversary for Senior Risk Manager Maria Galvan

    Maria Galvan Maria Galvan, a senior risk manager who joined the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) in 2013, commemorates a milestone anniversary—ten years of service—last month. Promoted from risk manager to senior risk manager in July 2019, Galvan manages member relations. She oversees training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in Region 5, which includes the San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Valley, West Los Angeles County, and the City of La Palma.
  • California JPIA Shares Insights at PARMA and Cal Cities City Managers Conferences

    JPIA insights at PARMA and cal cities city managers conferences California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) staff members were again at the forefront of trends affecting local government agencies. Staff shared knowledge and best practices with industry peers at two important conferences: the 2023 League of California Cities City Managers Conference and the Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA) Annual Conference, The Sweet Success of Risk Management.
  • Tristan J. Thompson Joins Team Tripepi Smith

    Tripepi Smith welcomed Tristan J. Thompson as one of the newest Junior Business Analysts and Videographers on February 27, 2023.
  • Santa Barbara Clean Energy Submits a Proposal to Create a Decarbonization Incentive Rate to the California Public Utilities Commission

    SBCE and CPUC DIR program information In partnership with the Local Government Sustainable Coalition (LGSEC), Santa Barbara Clean Energy (SBCE) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to create a decarbonization incentive rate (DIR) pilot program as part of its Clean Energy Financing Proceeding. 
  • Madeline Pettit Joins Team Tripepi Smith

    Tripepi Smith welcomed Madeline Pettit to the team as its newest Junior Business Analyst on February 27, 2023. 
  • Meet the CCA Team: Lancaster Energy

    Lancaster Energy Logo California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) Associate Member, Lancaster Energy (LE), maintains an innovative and successful community choice aggregation (CCA) program, providing clean energy at competitive rates to residential and commercial customers. Read on to learn more about the CCA's team of staff who are working to develop and expand upon a range of exciting renewable energy programs.
  • Executive Interview with Justine Jones

    Justine Jones Headshot City Manager Justine Jones reflects on what prompted her to become a public servant in this recent interview. She discusses current challenges and opportunities facing cities throughout California and offers expertise and personal insights about best practices in city management.