Posts Tagged: Community

Water District Keeps Workers in the Loop and in the Groove

Monday, December 25, 2017

At the East Valley Water District, people’s desire for flexibility in the workplace gets fulfilled — literally. The Highland-based utility has a stretching program for its employees, five minutes of “moving in the groove” to limber up the body and the mind. Field workers start their shifts with…

Peninsula Open Space Preserve – Now Open

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thousands of untouched acres of open space in San Mateo County opened to the public late last month. The La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve stretches from Skyline Boulevard to La Honda and is six miles stretched out over 6,000 pristine acres. Expect to see a variety of animals including deer, birds,…

Water District to Sponsor Scholarship Contest

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Vista Irrigation District invites local high school seniors to compete for a $1,500 scholarship to attend a college of their choice. The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage students to learn more about water related issues impacting their community. Students who compete for a scholarship…

Fire Districts are Collecting Food and Toys During Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Montecito Fire Protection District (MFPD) is now accepting donations of non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys at either of its two fire stations: Station 1, 595 San Ysidro Road and Station 2, 2300 Sycamore Canyon Road. The MFPD is participating in the 6th annual Season of Hope food and toy…

Career Compass: Perform the Job Before You Get It

Monday, December 11, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 59th Career Compass column entitled "Perform the Job Before You Get It" which explores approaches to maximizing the likelihood of getting promoted internally for a new position. If you have missed…

Library District Assists Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Santa Clara County Library District is offering military veterans assistance with the transition to civilian life. County libraries now offer VetNow, a free online resource that provides veterans with access to job training, housing assistance and educational materials. It is accessible remotely…

Memorial District Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Close to 100 people were naturalized at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District this month. The group took the oath of allegiance and within minutes became citizens and were given a warm welcome by U.S. veterans. Ana Cruz, 28, was among the group. She finally got the courage to become a citizen so she…

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…

Mobile Restrooms a Possibility to Help Costa Mesa Homeless

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

After almost a year of kicking around ideas, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District board members expressed willingness last week to commit funding to provide new public restrooms to help serve the local homeless population, as long as the city also pitches in. Read more...

East Bay Bus Agency to Launch Uber-like “On-Demand” Service

Monday, November 27, 2017

Commuters in a small East Bay suburb will soon have more of an incentive to take public transit: In a first-of-its kind partnership in the Bay Area, a bus agency is offering on-demand rides that passengers can hail with a smartphone or tablet. If that service sounds a lot like the popular ride-hailing…

Career Compass: Overcoming Deep-Seated Fears

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 58th Career Compass column entitled "Overcoming Deep-Seated Fears" which explores limitations in leadership roles if we allow fears to get in the way. If you have missed these articles on leadership…

Preparing the Next Generation of Local Leaders

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What do the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Napa County Resource Conservation District and the Port of Hueneme have in common? In addition to being a special district, they are also three organizations committed to helping the next generation of youth become career and civic ready. Through…

Fire District Provides Gift Cards to Disaster Victims

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District personnel are used to fighting fires and helping people in medical distress, but now they’ll provide a new kind of aid. The district has partnered with the nonprofit California Fire Foundation to begin supplying gift cards of up to $100 to people affected…

Inland Empire RCD Connecting Local Farmers and Low-Income Families

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Over the past few decades, much of the Inland Empire, the metropolitan area east of Los Angeles, saw a massive shift from agricultural production to urban sprawl. A booming shipping industry in Los Angeles and Long Beach lead to a rapid shift from arable land to gigantic warehouses to handle the flow…

Career Compass: Leading by Living Your Values

Friday, October 13, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 57th Career Compass column entitled "Leading by Living Your Values" which explores how values should guide our decisions and actions, especially in times of uncertainty and change. If you have missed these…

New Statewide Network of Local Government Public Engagement Staffers

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Institute for Local Government’s Public Engagement Program, in partnership with the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, is establishing a New Statewide Network of Local Government Public Engagement Staffers. Help ILG identify local government employees who are tasked…

Mindful Living Everyday Keeps the Doctor Away

Monday, October 9, 2017

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation serving the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach since 1955. It offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities…

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…

Napa County RCD Participates in Coastal Cleanup Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Napa County residents will have an easy opportunity to help keep Napa clean and healthy by stopping cigarette butts, plastic bags, food wrappers, and other trash from flowing into our ocean. The county will be participating in the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday,…

Cosumnes CSD Awarded $1.9 Million for FEMA SAFER Grant

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

California Consulting LLC (CCLLC) congratulates Cosumnes Community Services District (a CCLLC client) for receiving the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant in the amount of $1,947,191 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This award will go to fund eight…