Districts in the News

Keep up-to-date on current special district issues, innovations, and examples to lead by.


Tips to Encourage Broader Public Involvement in Your Community

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Local officials in California are increasingly facing tough challenges and are asking residents to weigh in through a variety of ways. These discussions are typically about land use, budgeting, sustainability, transportation, police and fire protection, and many other local and regional issues. However,…

Colorful Yard Signs Communicate Conservation Efforts

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now offering free yard signs to customers who are proud of their conservation efforts and want to show them off in a fun way. These signs are part of the district's aggressive public campaign to promote conservation in response to the State requiring CVWD…

A Career For the Ages: Placer County Water Agency

Monday, August 31, 2015

Michael Willihnganz, Director of Administrative Services and Shelley Langan, Human Resources Manager Placer County Water Agency (PCWA), like many special districts, has seen its workforce grow increasingly generationally diverse over the years. The district has strived to make its environment…

Just in Time Development: Coaching within the Workplace

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coaching within the workplace has finally arrived in the public sector. A long-time practice in the private sector, this staff development tool has been slow to take root within government. The cost of coaching may be an initial deterrent (often $250-$300/hour), but savvy organizations see coaching…