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About the Coalition

What is the National Special Districts Coalition?

The National Special Districts Coalition is the only national organization representing and advocating for all special districts at a national level. Organized in 2018, a group of five state special districts associations in California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon and Utah established a memorandum of understanding aimed to share resources, best practices and openly network to identify solutions to common problems for special districts across state lines. In 2021, the coalition expanded its mission to include federal advocacy for special districts receive equitable access to critical programs available to local governments.

NSDC consists of associations, organizations, and businesses each representing and supporting special districts across the country. Uniting special districts and stakeholders as one voice, NSDC fosters strong national collaboration to strengthen and advance essential community service enhancing American communities’ quality of life.

Coalition Regular Membership

The Coalition's Regular Members represent special districts providing all types of services to their communities in their states. NSDC’s membership is regionally diverse with regular state membership in California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming. The Coalition is governed by its executive members, which have been NSDC Regular Members for no less than two years. Through at least 2023, these Execuitve Committee Members consist of the founding five associations, denoted with (*). Regular Members are eligilbe for representation on NSDC's Legislative Committee.

Coalition Associate Membership

The Coalition's Associate Members represent special districts providing a specific type or types of services in communities either locally, regionally, or on a state-by-state basis. Associate Members must have special districts in their membership.

NSDC Regular Members

California*
CSDA_logo_resized.jpgCalifornia Special Districts Association
Neil McCormick, Chief Executive Officer
NSDC Chair
(916) 442-7887


Colorado*
logo_sda.pngSpecial Districts Association of Colorado
Ann Terry, Executive Director
NSDC Vice-Chair
(303) 863-1733


Florida*
logo_fasd.pngFlorida Association of Special Districts
David E. Ramba, Executive Director
(850) 999-1937


Oregon*
logo_sdao.png   Special Districts Association of Oregon
  Frank Stratton, Executive Director
  (800) 285-5461



South Carolina
                 South Carolina Association of Special Purpose Districts
                 Amber Barnes, Senior Vice President of Government Relations 
         (801) 614-0405




Utah*
logo_uasd_2.pngUtah Association of Special Districts
LeGrand Bitter, Executive Director
(801) 614-0405


Wyoming
                   Wyoming Association of Special Districts
                   Craig Haslam, President
                   (307) 864-2278


NSDC Associate Members

Texas
                Association of Water Board Directors – Texas
                11700 Katy Freeway, Suite 450
                Houston, Texas 77079
                (281) 350-7090

                         State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts 

                         P.O. Box 676
                         Pflugerville, TX 78691
                         (512) 251-8101



Washington
  Washington Association of Public Hospital Districts

  999 Third Avenue, Suite 1400
  Seattle, WA 98104
                                             (206) 281-7211
                                             Twitter: @AWPHDs

Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts
12720 Gateway Drive S., # 204
Seattle, WA 98168

                                             (206) 246-1299

                          Washington Public Ports Association
                          1501 Capitol Way S, Suite 304

                          Olympia, WA 98501
                          (360) 943-0760
                          Twitter: @WPPA

     Washington Public Utility Districts Association

     212 Union Ave SE #201
     Olympia, WA 98501

                                             (360) 741-2675
                                             Twitter: @WPUDA


Affiliate Members - Businesses & Organizations
Platinum Level Affiliate
   Public Trust Advisors
   717 17th St., Suite 1850
   Denver, CO 80202
   Public Trust Advisors Partners with NSDC