Posts Categorized: Member News

Exciting Opportunity to Serve on the CSDA Finance Corporation Board

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Do you have an interest or experience in finance? The CSDA Finance Corporation is looking to fill a vacancy on their Board of Directors. The seats are open to staff or elected officials from CSDA member districts. Each director of the CSDA Finance Corporation holds office for the period that the director…

U. S. Communities Makes Purchasing Easier, Cheaper for Local Governments

Monday, October 16, 2017

CSDA's Endorsed Affiliate, U.S. Communities, is offering special districts an opportunity to network, enjoy lunch, and learn about the benefits of cooperative purchasing. Strategic Sourcing Summits are coming soon to northern and southern California locations. Attend one of these events and you will: …

Congratulations to the 2017 CSDA Award Winners

Monday, October 9, 2017

A big congratulations to all of this year's CSDA Annual Award winners. Individuals and districts both received awards acknowledging their achievements in various areas including exceptional public outreach, leadership, and innovations. The awards were presented at this year's Annual Conference &…

CSDA Needs YOUR Help and Feedback

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dear Member,  The information below was sent to you. If you have not already completed the Survey and Card Sorting exercise, you have until September 30 to do so. Thank you for your participation! CSDA is working to enhance online resources and networking opportunities through…

Special Bookstore Discount for Conference Attendees

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coming to conference? You can save on any of CSDA’s three most popularpublications: Administrative Salary & Benefits Survey, Brown Act Compliance Manual, and the Sample Policy Handbook. The Sample Policy Handbook, delivered on a USB drive, includes a subscription to quarterly updates. This quarter’s…

Join a CSDA Committee for 2018

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CSDA’s strength and effectiveness as an organization is directly related to our ability to involve the member district board members and staff and Business Affiliate members in the work of the association. The talents and energy that both groups bring to CSDA and to the issues that concern special…

New Updates Coming to CSDA.net

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CSDA is happy to announce some exciting updates coming soon to www.csda.net. We are rolling out an improved user interface with many new features designed to help you thrive in your role with your special district. In order for you and the others at your district to fully access these features, we are…

CSDA Board Approves 27 New Members

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The CSDA Board of Directors welcomed a record number of special districts, other local agencies, and businesses into membership. In keeping with our tagline, “Districts Stronger Together,” we are proud to count the following agencies as new members of the Association: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit…

Free Member Resource: RFP Clearinghouse

Monday, August 28, 2017

Need a good attorney? An auditor? An engineering firm? If your agency is looking for a qualified, experienced service provider, consider posting a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) at www.csda.net. Vendors who support CSDA and provide important services and products to…

Good News for Recreation & Park Districts

Monday, August 21, 2017

U.S. Communities recently announced a new contract for playground and outdoorfitness equipment, playground surfacing, and related products was awarded to GameTime and KOMPAN. This contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process that ensures special districts and other local government…

SDRMA Members Earn CIPs at the CSDA Annual Conference

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SDRMA members are able to earn valuable Credit Incentive Points (CIPs)  based on their agency's attendance at the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase, reducing their annual contribution amount. SDRMA will also be sponsoring the keynote presentation by Manley Feinberg, "Reaching…

CalTRUST Completes Transition to New Service Providers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Earlier this year, CSDA’s Endorsed Affiliate, CalTRUST, issued RFPs for custody, investment management, and fund accounting services. Following an extensive review process, the CalTRUST Board of Trustees took action to select providers for each of the services that were put to bid. The Board selected…

SDRMA Launches New, Easy-To-Use Website

Friday, July 28, 2017

Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA) recently launched their new website offering a fresh approach to delivering valuable content. SDRMA members have a quick link to their online portal where they can access coverage documents, loss runs, video checkout library, CIP tracker and much more. Not…

One More Good Reason to Post Your Job with Us

The jobs your agency posts in CSDA’s online Career Center are now automatically posted to CSDA’s Facebook page as well. With over 1,000 Facebook followers, CSDA has expanded your outreach to potential candidates at no additional cost to you. Job posting packages start at $105 for a 30-day posting…

Updated CSDA Sample Policy Handbook Available in Editable Format

Our collection of over 100 newly reviewed and updated policies includes policies for board and board meetings, administration and financial management, and personnel. This new edition is delivered on a USB drive in an editable format to allow you to customize your policies and make them your own. BONUS!…

Calling All CSDA Listserv Subscribers!

Monday, July 10, 2017

We know the listserv is a valuable member benefit, with nearly 450 subscribers in our online community. Now CSDA working to enhance your listserv experience, so pull out your listserv wish list! A searchable archive to view past postings? A more robust document library? An online community just for…

2017 CSDA Award Nominations Open! Due July 21

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Each year, CSDA presents various awards during the CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase.  There are several different categories to enter your district, chapter, and/or an individual. All nominations must be submitted by July 21, 2017. Individual Awards Board Member of the Year Nominations…

Dozens of Job Opportunities Listed in the CSDA Career Center

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thinking about a change? Have you visited the CSDA Career Center lately? Current job listings include dozens of opportunities in special districts all over the state: General Manager Finance Director Recreation Supervisor Human Resources Manager Public Affairs Specialist Risk Management Officer Browse…

CSDA Welcomes New Members

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sixteen new members were approved at last week's meeting of the CSDA Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming the following agencies and businesses: Bear Mountain Recreation and Park District Borrego Water District Buckmaster Office Solutions City of Jurupa CV Strategies Desert…

Nailing Down Financing for Special District Construction Projects

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The CSDA Finance Corporation recently facilitated financing for a $3 million construction project for a mosquito abatement district in the Central Valley. Says Michael Cavanagh of Kings Mosquito Abatement District, “The process went as smoothly as I could have hoped. We didn't run into any problems…