This conference content is based on CSDA’s Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) groundbreaking, curriculum-based continuing education program, which recognizes the necessity for the board and general manager to work closely toward a common goal. SDLA provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities and is designed for both new and experienced special district board members.

Attend for the first time and complete all four modules of the Special District Leadership Academy:

  • Governance Foundations
  • Setting Direction/Community Leadership
  • Board’s Role in Human Resources
  • Board’s Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability
Already completed the academy? Take a deep dive into common opportunities and challenges facing special districts by registering for the advanced track.

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Sip and Savor Evening Reception

Sponsored by the Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA) Join us for a lively evening of networking and refreshments.



Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine County
October 22 - 25, 2023
Sonoma County (Santa Rosa)

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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