At the August 13, 2019 City Council meeting, City Manager, Jim Bergman announced that the City of Arroyo Grande won the 2019 Risk Management Award in the category of Best Overall Performance for Agencies with Police for the Liability Program, presented by the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (“Authority”), one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in California, consisting of over 100 participating cities, special districts, and joint powers authorities. The Risk Management Awards highlight dedicated efforts and achievements in risk management by recognizing Authority members that have demonstrated the best overall performance in the Liability Program and the Workers’ Compensation Program. To select the winners, Authority staff evaluated various factors that reflect an organization’s risk management efforts, including the cost of claims and the organization’s progress towards completing action plan items.
The City of Arroyo Grande consists of over 18,000 residents with over 67 miles of streets, 88 miles of sidewalks, 7 buildings, 48 acres of parks, and 169 acres of open space. City Council and City staff are diligent in their efforts to keep the City a safe place for all who live in or visit Arroyo Grande.
City Manager, Jim Bergman, commented “This award shows the dedication of City Staff to maintain our infrastructure and keep the public safe.”
“I am proud of all of this year’s Risk Management Award winners. It’s a great achievement,” said Jon Shull, Chief Executive Officer of the California JPIA. “These agencies really stepped up in their risk management efforts. While it is important to recognize the accomplishments of our members, the Award also serves as a reminder of how good governance and effective management can benefit all Authority members.”
The award winners were honored at the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Authority’s La Palma campus. The City’s Director of Administrative Services, Shannon Esenwein, attended and accepted the award.
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Jim Bergman, City Manager