Mid-State Special Districts Association

The Mid-State Special Districts Association provides a forum for best practices, communication, training, and grassroots legislative activity for independent special districts in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counites. The local association was established on October 27, 2021, and formally affiliated as a local chapter of the California Special Districts Association in November 2021.

Special district leaders from the three-county region govern the activities of the local association. Mid-State SDA meets quarterly - the first Thursday of the final month of each quarter - to plan member meetings and execute programming for the enrichment of the counties' 67 independent districts.

Chapter Officers

President:
Michelle Sabin
Chowchilla Cemetery District
P.O. Box 579
Chowchilla, CA 93610
Phone: (559) 665-3857
email: chowchillacemetery@yahoo.com

Vice-President:
Curtis Jorritsma
Hilmar County Water District
P.O. Box 1060
Hilmar, CA 95324
Phone: (209) 632-3522
Email: curtis@hilmarcwd.org

Secretary:
Amy Montgomery
Santa Nella County Water District
12931 S. Highway 33
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 826-0920
Email: amontgomery@sncwd.com

Treasurer
Patrick McGowan
Lake Don Pedro Community Services District
9751 Merced Falls Road
La Grange, CA 95329
Phone: (209) 852-2331
Email: patrick@ldpcsd.org

Board members pose for photo
Pictured left to right: Curtis Jorritsma, Amy Montgomery, Michelle Sabin, Patrick McGowan

CSDA Public Affairs Field Coordinator:
Cole Karr
Phone: (417) 861-7418
Email: colek@csda.net

Meeting Schedule

The Mid-State Special Districts Association meets on the first Thursday of the last month of each quarter.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022
    • Featured speakers: The Ferguson Group (Grants Best Practices), Municipal Finance Corporation (CSDA Finance Corporation Consultant), and California Special Districts Association (organization and legislative overviews)
    • Event will be virtual. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Thursday,  September 1, 2022
  • Thursday,  December 1, 2022

Chapter Events/Photos

October 27, 2021, Special Meeting
The Mid-State Special Districts Association met to establish itself on October 27, 2021. Featured speakers included State Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, who gave his take on the 2021 state legislative session and what to expect moving forward in 2022. Streamline, a California Special Districts Association Business Affiliate, also presented on the latest in its web services for special districts.

Adam Gray speaks to Mid-State SDA
Asm. Adam Gray speaks to the Mid-State Special
Districts Association; Oct. 27, 2021
Maria Lara speaks to the Mid-State Special Districts Association
Maria Lara, Streamline Community Manager, shares
the latest on its services for special districts.