San Diego Chapter of the CSDA

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Michael Bardin
Santa Fe Irrigation District
5920 Linea del Cielo
PO Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (858) 756-5598

First Vice-President

Jim Peasly
Padre Dam Municipal Water District
PO Box 719003
Santee, CA  92071
Phone: (619) 258-4614

Second Vice-President

Tim Geiser
Deer Springs Fire District
8709 Circle R Drive
Escondido, CA  92026
Phone: (760) 749-8001


Richard Stevenson
Sweetwater Authority
505 Garrett Avenue
Chula Vista, CA  91910-5584
Phone: (619) 409-6711


Diana Towne
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
1920 N Iris Lane
Escondido, CA  92026-1318
Phone: (760) 745-5522

Past President

Kathleen Coates Hedberg
Helix Water District
7811 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA  91942-0427
Phone: (619) 667-6232

State CSDA Director

Jo MacKenzie
Vista Irrigation District
1578 Palomar Drive
San Marcos, CA  92069
Phone: (760) 597-3100

Chapter Administrator

Kim Johnson
Santa Fe Irrigation District
5920 Linea del Cielo
PO Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (858) 756-2424

CSDA Public Affairs Field Coordinator

Chris Palmer
Phone: 714-743-7404

Meeting Schedule:

The San Diego Chapter normally meets the third Thursday of each quarter.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Dinner served at 6:45 p.m.

The Butcher Shop Steakhouse – Kearny Mesa
5255 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego – (858) 565-2272

Cost: $30 per person ($40 non-member)

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Mike Bardin at (858) 756-5598, or Rich Stevenson at (619) 409-6711,


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San Diego Chapter of the California Special Districts Association Initiates New Public Outreach Video Contest – Selects Four Winners

La Mesa, CA  –  The San Diego Chapter, an affiliate of the California Special Districts Association, initiated a Video Contest for Middle and High School Students, in an effort to provide educational outreach and awareness of special districts and their role in local government. The one-minute entertaining and creative video focuses on educating the public about “What’s So Special About Special Districts?”

Seven videos were received and four videos were selected to receive $1500 in cash awards to be split between the school and the student. The following students and schools were selected.

Students School Video Title
Grant Gustin

Nathan Goff

Slater Aiello


Coronado School of the Arts – High School

Advisor: Anna Woerman

Special Districts: Inside Look
Scotland Muir La Costa Canyon High School

Advisor: Brad Golden

What’s So Special About Special Districts?
Carson Saflar Granite Hills High School

Advisor: Steven George

What Makes Special Districts So Special
Jacob Saflar Los Coches Creek Middle School

Advisor: Ann Mason

Alpine Fire Protection District

Videos were submitted by March 1, 2016, with four winners in San Diego County to receive $1500 in cash awards to be split between the school and student(s). The Video Contest is to engage our students and teachers about special districts. The videos can be used as public service announcements, websites and television. There will be an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6 PM at the Board Room at Helix Water District, 7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942. The winning videos will be shown, checks presented, and refreshments will be served.

On May 12, 2016, winning videos can be found at All details about the contest, including Video Contest Flyer, Rules and Application are also found on the website. Any questions on the Video Contest can be directed to the Contest Committee Chair Kathleen Hedberg at 619-660-7487 or via email at



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