San Diego Chapter

We provide the most relevant government information crucial to all California districts. We strive to make districts stronger together.

San Diego County has a local chapter of special districts which is affiliated with the state-wide organization of the California Special Districts Association.

Michael Bardin
c/o Santa Fe Irrigation District
5920 Linea del Cielo
PO Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Mark your calendars with our future Chapter Meeting Dates:

San Diego Chapter CSDA Quarterly Dinner Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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

Please send in your RSVP form to our San Diego Chapter Treasurer, Rich Stevenson at Sweetwater Authority, as soon as possible. Deadline for RSVP is Thursday, August 13, 2015.


Press Release

Chapter President, Helix Water District Board Director Kathleen Hedberg accepting award from Brent Ives, BHI Management Consulting.

The San Diego County Chapter of the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) has received the Chapter of the Year award for 2014. The award was presented by CSDA at its annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase. The San Diego Chapter currently has 44 active members and advocates for education, good governance for members, and promotes public outreach about special districts. Kathleen Hedberg, Chapter President and Board Director of the Helix Water District, accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter.

For the full press release click here.

San Diego Chapter Board of Directors

Michael J. Bardin
Santa Fe Irrigation District

First Vice-President
Jim Peasly
Padre Dam Municipal
Water District

Second Vice-President
Tim Gieser
Deer Springs Fire District

Richard Stevenson
Sweetwater Authority

Diana Towne
Rincon del Diablo
Municipal Water District

Past President
Kathleen Coates Hedberg
Helix Water District

State CSDA Director
Jo MacKenzie
Vista Irrigation District



San Diego Chapter Newsletters


Chapter Members


  • Best, Best & Krieger, LLP /
  • Dudek & Associates, Inc. /
  • Laer Pearce & Associates /
  • Project Resource Specialist


  • San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) /


  • Central Valley Cemetery District
  • North County Cemetery District /
  • Pomerado Cemetery District /
  • Valley Center Cemetery /


  • Alpine Fire Protection District /
  • Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District /
  • Borrego Springs Fire District
  • Deer Springs Fire Protection District /
  • Lakeside Fire Protection District /
  • North County Fire Protection District /
  • Pine Valley Fire Protection District /
  • Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District /
  • San Diego Rural Fire Protection District /
  • San Miguel Consolidated Fire /
  • Vista Fire Protection District /


  • Fallbrook Healthcare District /
  • Grossmont Healthcare District /


  • Fairbanks Ranch CSD /
  • Jacumba CSD
  • Julian Community Services District /
  • Lake Cuyamaca Recreation & Park District /
  • Majestic Pines CSD
  • Mission Resource Conservation District /
  • Pauma Valley Community Services District /
  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District /
  • RCD of Greater San Diego County /
  • Upper San Luis Rey RSC Conservation District /
  • Valley Center Parks & Recreation District /
  • Whispering Palms Community Services District /


  • Encina Wastewater Authority /
  • Leucadia Wastewater District /


  • Descanso Community Water District
  • Fallbrook Public Utility District /
  • Helix Water District /
  • Lakeside Water District
  • Olivenhain MWD /
  • Otay Water District /
  • Padre Dam MWD /
  • Questhaven Municipal Water District
  • Rainbow Municipal Water District /
  • Ramona MWD /
  • Rincon Del Diablo MWD /
  • San Diego County Water Authority /
  • San Dieguito Water District
  • Santa Fe Irrigation District /
  • Sweetwater Authority /
  • Vallecitos Water District /
  • Valley Center Municipal Water District /
  • Vista Irrigation District /


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