• Steve Croft Joins California JPIA Executive Committee

    Steve CroftSteve 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 signMany 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 FrancisThe 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 GalvanMaria 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 conferencesCalifornia 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.