About CSDA

The California Special Districts Association provides legislative advocacy, education and member services for all special districts.

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association that was formed in 1969 to promote good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts.

For over 40 years, CSDA has been offering its members cost-efficient programs and representation at the State Capitol and boasts a membership of over 1,000 organizations throughout California. We are the only statewide association representing all types of independent special districts including irrigation, water, park and recreation, cemetery, fire, police protection, library, utility, harbor, healthcare and community services districts…just to name a few.

CSDA provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy, capital improvement and equipment funding, collateral design services, and, most importantly, current information that is crucial to a special districts management and operational effectiveness.

CSDA is the voice for all special districts, providing members with the resources necessary to best serve their communities.

CSDA is the essential statewide network of all special districts.

CSDA Staff

Meeting Your Needs

Meet our staff. CSDA’s staff is here to meet your advocacy, professional development and member services needs. Use this staff directory to determine which of our qualified team members may best assist you with your district’s needs. Contact us anytime using the links under each staff member’s name or by calling 877-924-2732.

Board of Directors

CSDA Leadership

CSDA is governed by a 18-member Board of Directors elected by mail ballots. The Board consists of three directors from each of the six networks throughout California. The Board meets bimonthly in Sacramento to guide the Association’s legislative and member benefit pr...

Committee Rosters

Member Involvement

CSDA relies on the participation of our members in order to guide the Association. Committee involvement is crucial to the success of activities and the development of CSDA policies. The talent and energy of the individuals who serve on CSDA’s committees and to the...

CSDA Chapters

Local Special District Groups

Local chapters are independent groups of special districts formed to create local networks of special district leaders. Chapter functions and meeting schedules vary by location with some meeting only annually to elect LAFCo representatives and some meeting as...

CSDA Transparency

Maintaining Accountability

It is CSDA’s goal to be transparent and operate in the most prudent and ethical manner on behalf of our member agencies. While CSDA is a private, not-for-profit corporation, our members and partners are public agencies. Recognizing this, CSDA strives to maintain the...