News From: The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District
The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District (CVPCD) has been named the 2022 Earl F. Sayre Excellence in Safety Award winner by the Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA). The CVPCD is being recognized in the “Large Member” category.
The Cemetery District was selected as a result of its low loss ratio, longevity in the SDRMA Property/Liability program, and achievements in their Credit Incentive Program. Joshua Bonner, CVPCD General Manager, credits the award to the Cemetery District’s on-going investment in district operations. “California has over 3,000 special districts, and many of them are part of SDRMA,” says Bonner. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by a statewide organization for our efforts. With strong leadership from our Board of Trustees, the District has not only invested in safety efforts, quality equipment, and education for our team, but has maintained a strong focus on quality and care of service at every level of the organization. This award reflects our efforts.”
The CVPCD serves the public cemetery needs of an area encompassing nearly 3,444 square miles of Riverside County, including the cities of Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, as well as parts of Rancho Mirage and unincorporated Riverside County. It is one of the largest special District’s by geography in the State, and one of the busiest cemetery districts, having performed over 700 interments last year.
“Every year this District continues to expand its operation to match the growth of our community,” says Ernesto Rosales, Board Chair. “The organization has worked hard over the last several years to meet those demands, delivering a quality of service the community can be proud of and doing it as efficiently as possible. Ensuring safety and mitigating risk to the District is a vital component of that commitment. We are very proud to receive this recognition.”
The award will be formally presented August 24th at the California Special District Association Annual Leadership Conference.
About the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District
The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District is an independent California Special District formed in 1927. The District serves the public cemetery needs of an area encompassing nearly 3,444 square miles of Riverside County, including the cities of Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, as well as parts of Rancho Mirage and unincorporated Riverside County. The purpose of the District is to offer affordable interment services for our County residents.
About the Special District Risk Management Authority
Special District Risk Management Authority is a public agency formed under California Government Code Section 6500 et seq. and provides a full-service risk management program for California’s local governments. For over three decades, SDRMA has provided members with comprehensive coverage protection.