Posts Categorized: Member News

Help with New Website Accessibility Requirements

Monday, December 11, 2017

On January 18, 2018, all local government organizations must meet new federal guidelines for website accessibility defined in Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. Just as buildings must have wheelchair ramps, websites must also accommodate those with visual and other disabilities. Streamline, CSDA’s…

Order Your 2018 Labor Law Posters Now

Friday, December 8, 2017

Your agency could be fined for not posting the most current state and federal employment notices in an area that is frequented by employees. To make it easy to comply, the CSDA Bookstore is taking orders for the 2018 California & Federal Employment Notices posters at a very affordable price. Enjoy…

Welcome New CSDA Members!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

At the meeting of the CSDA Board of Directors earlier this month, 11 new members were welcomed into the association: California Fire & Rescue Training Authority Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications LLC Lakeside Fire Protection District Montecito Water District NextEra Energy…

2018 Special District Leadership Academy Conference

Friday, December 1, 2017

There will be three opportunities in 2018 for special district board members both new and experienced to attend the Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) Conference! This conference content is based on a groundbreaking, curriculum-based continuing education program and it provides the knowledge…

New Free Public Records Act Workshop!

Monday, November 27, 2017

In partnership with the Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County, CSDA is offering a new free workshop on December 7, 2017. This workshop will explore the foundation of the California Public Records Act and explain modern day best practices with respect to social media communication…

Request for District Workshop Hosts

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Interested in hosting a CSDA workshop? Ideal locations have classroom seating forat least 50 attendees, a projector, laptop or port for flash drive, and a screen. Districts that host events get one complimentary registration for the workshop! If you are interested, please reach out to the Professional…

Call for Presentations and Articles for 2018

Monday, November 20, 2017

Give us your latest and greatest, most unique, high-level, and strategic proposals to help special district leaders throughout California advance, stay in compliance, get informed, and excel. CSDA is currently accepting session ideas for three of our 2018 conferences: General Manager Leadership…

Renew CSDA Membership for Access to Free Ethics Training

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It’s that time again! Watch your mailbox for your CSDA membership renewal notice for 2018. As a thank you to our renewing members, CSDA again offers free online access to required Ethics Training for a limited time. Submit your membership dues by January 4, 2017 and your agency will receive access…

Last Chance to Apply for the CSDA Finance Corporation Board!

Wednesday, November 8, 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…

Make Your Website More Transparent, More Searchable, More Compliant

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CSDA’s endorsed affiliate, Streamline, is offering a free webinar to help improve your agency’s website, regardless of the platform used. Topics covered include: Free photography and icon resources; Tools for converting Word files to PDFs and scanned PDFs to text files; Testing tools…

Call for Presentations and Articles for 2018

Give us your latest and greatest, most unique, high-level, and strategic proposals to help special district leaders throughout California advance, stay in compliance, get informed, and excel. CSDA is currently accepting session ideas for three of our 2018 conferences: General Manager Leadership…

Access to Career Center Easier than Ever

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  No more trying to remember multiple usernames and passwords! You’ve heard thatlogging into the CSDA website with your unique email address gives you access to many member benefits. Did you know your new CSDA login will also get you full access to the Career Center? The Career Center offers…

More New Members for CSDA

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The CSDA Board of Directors ratified 11 new members at their Board meeting in Monterey last month. Please join us in welcoming the following organizations: Cadiz Inc  California Asset Management Program (CAMP) California Choice Energy Authority Greenstone Country Community Services…

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…