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Call for Nominations: 2018-20 CSDA Board of Directors

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In February, nomination information and forms were mailed to every CSDA voting member agency. The leadership of CSDA is elected from its six geographical networks. Each of the six networks has three seats on the board with staggered three-year terms. Candidates must be affiliated with an independent special district that is a CSDA Regular Member in good standing located within the geographic network they seek to represent.

The CSDA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for all policy decisions related to CSDA’s member services, legislative advocacy, education and resources. The Board of Directors is crucial to the operation of the association and to the representation of the common interests of all California’s special districts before the Legislature and the state administration.

Commitment and Expectations:

  • Attend all Board meetings, held every other month at the CSDA office in Sacramento.
  • Participate on at least one committee, meets 3-5 times a year at the CSDA office in Sacramento.
    (CSDA reimburses Directors for their related expenses for Board and committee meetings as outlined in Board policy).
  • Attend CSDA’s two annual events: Special Districts Legislative Days (held in the spring) and the CSDA Annual Conference (held in the fall).
  • Complete all four modules of CSDA’s Special District Leadership Academy within two years.
    (CSDA does not reimburse for expenses for the two conferences or the Academy classes even if a Board or committee meeting is held in conjunction with the events).

Nomination Procedures:
Any Regular Member in good standing is eligible to nominate one person, a board member or managerial employee (as defined by that district’s Board of Directors), for election to the CSDA Board of Directors. A copy of the member district’s resolution or minute action and A) Candidate B) Information Sheet must accompany the C) nomination.

The deadline for receiving nominations is May 19, 2017. Nominations and supporting documentation may be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

CSDA will mail ballots on June 2. The ballots must be received by CSDA no later than 5:00 p.m. August 4, 2017. The successful candidates will be notified no later than August 8. All selected Board Members will be introduced at the Annual Conference in Monterey, CA in September 2017.

Expiring Terms (Seat C, 2018-2020 term)
Northern Network: Fred Ryness, Burney Water District*
Sierra Network: Pete Kampa, Saddle Creek Community Services District*
Bay Area Network: Stanley Caldwell, Mt. View Sanitary District*
Central Network: Sandi Miller, Selma Cemetery District*
Coastal Network: Vincent Ferrante, Moss Landing Harbor District*
Southern Network: Arlene Schafer, Costa Mesa Sanitary District*

(* = Incumbent is running for re-election)

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hummel at 877-924-2732 or


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