Districts in the News

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West Side Cemetery District Performs Restoration on Old Midway Cemetery

Friday, September 16, 2016

When West Side Cemetery, located in Taft, California, was formed in November 1930, there was a small cemetery already in place serving the area. That cemetery was known as Midway Cemetery. Midway Cemetery was established in 1911 by Taft Undertaking Company under the direction of William Brook and…

Lafayette Cemetery Tour a Revealing Portrait of City’s Past

Thursday, September 8, 2016

On a 98-degree day under a blazing sun, Lafayette Historical Society president Mary McCosker brought to life vivid portraits of some of the people buried in the Lafayette Cemetery. She led a tour of approximately 20 hardy history-seekers, regaling early pioneers and bullwhackers; a man buried…

Career Compass Anthology Released

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program just hit a milestone by publishing it's 50th Career Compass column entitled "Story-Telling--A Powerful Way To Lead and Communicate." To celebrate this milestone, ICMA has published a second anthology of the Career Compass…

Social media Q&A for special districts

Monday, August 29, 2016

The impact of social media in the public workplace continues to raise questions more rapidly than courts can provide answers. As one question is answered, new legal issues and forms of social media emerge to raise new questions. Traci Park and Kelly Trainer, with the law firm of Burke, Williams &…

True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change

Monday, August 29, 2016

I’ve come to believe that there is something like a personal and organizational toolkit for success. From Plato and Aristotle to the present day, the wisest people who have ever thought about life achievement have left us bits and pieces of powerful advice for attaining true success in nearly anything…