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Good Anxiety: Harness the Power of this Misunderstood Emotion

Dr. Wendy Suzuki will be helping us learn to view anxiety through a different lens at the Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

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How To Go Together - An Exploration of Civility

Keynote Speaker Shola Richards will explore workplace civility at the Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase in August.

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Grant Program Funds Park Improvements You Will Definitely Want to See

Groveland Community Services District has big plans for community connections.

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Port of Stockton Navigates the Post-Pandemic Water

The pandemic brought many upheavals and challenges to everyone, but it was also the catalyst for some changes that will be beneficial moving forward. Read how one port is working to solve supply chain issues.

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Climate Priorities: Special Districts at the Forefront

Through smart innovation, public private partnerships and long range strategic planning, special districts are helping California meet climate goals and mitigate risks against climate related losses.

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    RE: Grant Funding

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    Hello, Ahimsah. I've see a couple suggestions so far and I have some insights on them to share.  I lead the grant writing practice for our firm, MNS Engineers, so I stay up on the details. First, the ...

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    Perfect timing on this post, Adam! We are struggling with recruitment and retention of workforce due to housing limitations in our rural area. We are joining efforts at the local level here in our community ...

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    Hello All! We are amending our District Code to add the option of Alternate Director's. I am now looking for sample resolution language that nominates an Alternate Director to serve on our Board during ...

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    Thomas is correct. FEMA's BRIC grant would be a good source from your description. ------------------------------ Heather Ramamurthy Management Analyst Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Martinez ...

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    Hi all, I'm curious if there are any special districts out there that have developed a housing project, whether for employees or the public, and whether you did it alone or with another organization(s).  ...

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    Thomas is correct. FEMA's BRIC grant would be a good source from your description. ------------------------------ Heather Ramamurthy Management Analyst Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Martinez ...

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    Hi Ahimsah, I suggest that you take a look at the small community drought relief program: https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/small-community-drought-relief-program/ ------------------------------ Heather ...

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    Hello, we are a library operating as a special district.  Are there other libraries out there that have a fairly robust policy for handling public works projects? Would need to include advertising, evaluating ...

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    Hello there, I swear in all incoming employees per the CA constitution. Since I am a notary I do the extra step of notarizing them as well, I feel it memorializes it and ensures that the Employee ...