About the Annual Conference

Prepare to be Impressed!

Professional Development Opportunities

The conference offers something for everyone who supports your pool’s operations. Administrative, finance, technology, risk management professionals will all walk away
better educated and inspired. Board members will learn more about the current challenges and opportunities facing the agencies they govern. Oh, and there are CEs offered too!

Real-World Examples

Our sessions are selected by a hard working committee comprised of experts in every pool profession. Specific learning outcomes are identified to ensure attendees take away knowledge that they will be able to immediately apply to their job.

About US

In the 1970-1980s, public agencies were faced with rising insurance costs and little coverage. Private insurance companies were unwilling or very reluctant to provide insurance products to public agencies.

In the mid-1970s, the California Legislature amended the Government Code to add the ability for two or more public agencies to join together, under a joint powers authority (JPA), to provide more effective or efficient government services or to solve a service delivery problem. With this came the ability to lower premiums to their members and reduce taxpayer dollars.

The California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) was formed in 1981. The pooling concept for insurance purposes was relatively new and fairly obscure. JPAs ventured alone in unchartered waters as they wrestled new and perplexing problems.

CAJPA was formed to meet the need for communication and cooperation among the newly formed JPAs. Its founders structured an association that serves as an information and educational network; one that has grown to also promote unique insurance and risk management concepts and services for its members.