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.

Kathleen Coates Hedberg
c/o Helix Water District
7811 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

Mark your calendars with our future Chapter Meeting Dates:

  • November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

We will be discussing the following:

  • Bylaws
  • Board Elections (President, 1st Vice-President and Treasurer)
  • LAFCO Update

November 20, 2014 – Quarterly Dinner Meeting at the Butcher Shop

Please join us for an eventful and exciting evening of awards, policy making, elections and politics!

Note: Dinner will follow at 6:30, after a Color Guard presentation from US Navy League Cadet Corp Challenger Division (yes, my daughter & son are in the program).


  • Does your Special District have something to share for our Quarterly Newsletter? Email articles to our SD CSDA Board Secretary Diana Towne, for consideration.
  • Would you like to participate in our Vendor Showcase or perhaps a Special District Showcase (Must be an Associate or District Member)? 4 FREE spots available during our Quarterly Dinner Happy Hour…email me your request ASAP – first come first serve!

Please send in your RSVP form to our San Diego CSDA Treasurer, Rich Stevenson at Sweetwater Authority as soon as possible. Deadline for RSVP’s is Thursday, November 13, 2014.

See you there!

Kathleen Coates Hedberg, Director
San Diego Chapter President


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

Kathleen Coates Hedberg
Helix Water District
(619) 660-7487

First Vice-President:
Ken Munson
North County Fire District
(760) 451-8882

Second Vice-President:
Jon Lorenz
Lakeside Fire District
(619) 733-3012

Diana Towne
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
(760) 745-5522

Richard Stevenson
Sweetwater Authority
(619) 409-6711

State CSDA Representative:
Jo MacKenzie
Vista Irrigation District
(760) 743-7969

State CSDA Representative:
Elaine Sullivan
Leucadia Wastewater District
(760) 634-6666

Past President:
Larry Jackman
(619) 944-2482


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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