News: Worthy-California JPIA Welcomes New Member, City of Hemet
The California JPIA welcomes the City of Hemet, one of seven new members this year. As of July 1, 2020, Hemet has elected to participate in the Authority’s Primary Liability Program, Excess Workers’ Compensation Program, and Property Program.
“The City of Hemet is pleased to become a member of the California JPIA,” said Hemet City Manager Chris Lopez. “With its diverse membership and excellent leadership team, we will be taking a more proactive approach to risk management in our community.”
Incorporated in 1910, Hemet is in Riverside County’s San Jacinto Valley, surrounded by the Santa Rosa Hills and the San Jacinto Mountains. The city, home to more than 85,000 residents, hosts The Ramona Pageant, one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the United States. The city provides 12 developed parks, one natural area park, and a dog park, all of which are maintained by the city’s Parks Division.
“The California JPIA and the City of Hemet share a commitment to excellence in constituent services,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “We are pleased to support the development and implementation of programs, policies, and plans that will benefit the wellness and safety of its staff and residents.”
With 75 sworn officers and 33 non-sworn staff, as well as an active volunteer program, the City of Hemet’s Police Department is one of the busiest in Riverside County. The city also has a Fire Department with 55 full-time staff, including 28 paramedics.
“Our staff has already benefitted from the proactive and engaging leadership that the California JPIA provides,” said Lopez. “We look forward to collaborating with the team and the membership to implement best practices in making Hemet a safer place for our employees and our community.”
“I am very impressed with the City of Hemet’s desire to improve their risk management program,” said California JPIA Senior Risk Manager Alex Mellor, who will work closely with the city. “From the city manager on down, the staff is clearly committed to working closely with the Authority. I look forward to embarking on this journey together.”
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