News: Worthy-California JPIA Welcomes New Member, City of Lemon Grove
The City of Lemon Grove, a community of more than 26,000 residents just east of San Diego, has elected to participate in the California JPIA’s Primary Liability Program, Excess Workers’ Compensation Program, and Property Program, as of July 1, 2020.
“The City of Lemon Grove is excited to begin its journey with the California JPIA,” said Lemon Grove City Manager Lydia Romero. “This new partnership was approved by the city council after much thought, deliberation, and financial forecasting that came to the conclusion that the California JPIA will immediately improve the city’s day-to-day risk management oversight and reduce program expenditures related to general liability, workers’ compensation, and property programs.”
The city provides community services including more than 14 acres of developed parks and recreation programs including lunch for seniors, youth day camps, adult softball, pee wee sports, and yoga. Special events include concerts and movies in the park and an annual winter bonfire.
Public safety resources are provided by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the Lemon Grove Fire Department, which, as a part of Heartland Fire & Rescue, serves the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove.
“It is evident that the City of Lemon Grove’s staff members care deeply about the community and are committed to delivering services as efficiently as possible,” said California JPIA Senior Risk Manager Alex Mellor, who will work closely with the city. “The Authority’s proactive approach to helping member agencies identify and mitigate loss exposures will be an important part of this effort.”
“The leadership at the California JPIA has demonstrated over many years that they seek to provide their members the highest quality of service with utmost integrity,” said Romero. “The City Council of the City of Lemon Grove and city staff energetically look forward to the benefits that the city’s residents, businesses, and guests will receive from this long-term partnership!”
“Lemon Grove’s leadership and staff have displayed informed perspectives on risk management,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “We expect that the community will blend well with the Authority’s culture of risk management, and Authority membership will benefit the community by providing reliable and cost-effective coverage and training resources.”
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