CFSA and California Fairs.
We are Better Together!

CFSA is California’s only full-service provider of self-insurance risk pool programs, safety training, and financial and business support services created especially for California’s fairs.


CFSA’s next board meeting is a special teleconference meeting on Friday, December 21. Here’s the agenda.

If you would like to read the minutes from past board meetings, you can do so by visiting our Board Meeting Minutes archive.


Thank you, everyone who attended CFSA’s first-ever membership meeting  on Tuesday, November 6. More than 30 fair CEOs and fair staff members met with CFSA to learn about CFSA’s history, about risk sharing and about CFSA’s pooled programs.   

If you were unable to attend the meeting and have any questions about the information covered, please contact CFSA.  Not sure who best to contact? Start with Melissa Thurber at or 916/263-6163 and she can direct you to person who can best help you. 


Join CFSA Board Directors and Staff at CFSA’s First-Ever Member Meeting, Tuesday, November 6, at the Fair Services Building in Sacramento

Learn about the current financial position of CFSA, about trends in risk and claims, and about the steps you can take to help reduce risk to the pools and at your fair. In addition, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve our risk-pooling and risk-sharing programs. For more details, please visit our News & Events page.

This is your opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about risk pooling and risk sharing, and to fully understand your key role in both! Join us for lunch and lively conversation.

Lunch is provided.
Please RSVP to Melissa Thurber, at: or 916/263-6163.

UPDATE: CFSA’s Board of Directors and Revenue Protection Program Committee Elections are Underway

This year, CFSA’s fall election has drawn one of the largest pools of highly-qualified candidates in CFSA’s election history. Ballots to fill seats on both the CFSA board of directors and on the Revenue Protection Program Committee were emailed to all pool- and program-member fairs on Monday,  October 8. Ballots are due back to CFSA by Monday, October 22. Questions about the election? Please contact Rebecca Desmond at, or 916/263-6161.

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CFSA 2017 Highlights. It may be a little late in the year to be publishing a wrap-up of CFSA’s accomplishments from 2017, but we’ve been BUSY! Really busy! Even so, we’ve already begun compiling our to do list for 1st quarter 2019 and our 2018 wrap-up is HIGH on the list. Until then, here’s a TBToday look at 2017.



Have you read the latest issue of the fyi newsletter? So that you can be in the know (not the last to know), you can read it here.

March 14, 2018

Becky Bailey-Findley Talks About the Importance of Fairs at the Nevada County Fair’s Foundation Speaker Series. Take a look:  News & Events


January 12, 2018

John Steffanic, CEO of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, with wife, Denise Morganroth.
PCFCA Secretary/Treasurer Tom Forster, left, presents husband-wife team Denise Morganroth and John Steffanic, CEO of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, with a special plaque in recognition of outstanding support to Plumas County fire services.

Join us in a salute to Plumas-Sierra County Fair CEO John Steffanic and his wife, Denise Morganroth! An online article in The Plumas County News reported that John and his wife were recognized by the Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association “in recognition of their ongoing outstanding support to the Plumas County fire service.”

According to PCFCA secretary/treasurer and Plumas Eureka Chief Tom Forster, John “suggested we do a Firefighters Muster at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair.” In addition, he continued, John and his wife “have generously donated all of the awards and T-shirts for the event each year through their Portola business Sierra Promotions.”

You can read the full article on our News & Events webpage.

May 2017
On our blog: Hey, nQativ Activity Users, here’s a tip when you find yourself locked out of your fair’s Activity account after three failed tries to log in.