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!
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.
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.
CAJPA is always a little work, a little networking and a lot of fun. Always enjoyable and informative.
Overall this was a great conference. I got to meet some great people with a passion for the work they do. I look forward to the next conference and hope I get the opportunity to join and meet everyone again.
This was my first CAJPA conference and I was very impressed with the organization and the value of the workshops. I hope to attend again next year.
CAJPA Sessions are always timely and spot on. I had many questions answered without having to ask them. I always learn things that I apply to my daily work life.
Overall this was an excellent conference! The CAJPA President, Board, & Staff put a lot of hard work into this event and it was quite evident.