2022 Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

The leadership conference for special districts.

The CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase is the one conference special district leaders can’t afford to miss!  It is the most densely packed educational and networking experience available to special districts.

Come together with other special district leaders from across the state to meet with industry suppliers, hear from the best in special district-specific topics with over 30 breakout session options, network with your peers, and more at the leadership conference for special districts. 

For more information and conference schedule visit the conference website.

Eligible for SDRMA Credit Incentive Points.

$650 Early / $725 CSDA Member
$975 Early / $1085 Non-member
Early bird registration is available through Friday, July 22, 2022

Need help paying for this Conference? Scholarship funds are available from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). There's no district budget limit and you do not need to be a CSDA member to receive funds.
Apply here

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: As of 07/22/22 the CSDA room block is sold out. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about room availability (760) 341 - 2211. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than July 22, 2022. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after July 22, 2022. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no than later August 12, 2022. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to meganh@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.

Exhibitor Terms and Conditions
8/22/2022 - 8/25/2022
JW Marriott 74-855 Country Club Drive Palm Desert 92260

Program Options


Monday, 22 August 2022

In addition to the two complimentary booth personnel that are included with the corner and standard booths

Join industry experts and special district professionals for a full-day forum with education and information specifically for special district finance professionals ahead of the CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase. Topics include local government investing, GFOA best practices, long-range financial planning and modeling, GASB reporting, cost-saving measures, and managing pension costs.    Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Guest cannot be from a district/company that does business with districts

This is for Taste of the City only.  A full Guest registration includes Taste of the City entry so this isn't needed.

Only 10 available, first come first served

Standard exhibit booth, hosted appetizer tray during President’s Reception with the Exhibitors, and Friend level sponsorship, and listing on Sponsor Drawing Card

Presenter:  Hilary Straus, CSDM In this informational session, the instructor will lay the ground work for good governance in your district.  Attendees will discover: •Why good governance is so important to the overall well-being of the district.  •The traits of effective board members. •What good governance means and how to effectively put it into practice. •How to move your board from “I” to “we,” including how to become an effective team, establish team standards, and essential conditions for team building. Price includes continental breakfast and lunch.
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

Presenter:  Scott Carroll, CSDM, Costa Mesa Sanitary District; Melissa Asher, CPS HR A practical career development workshop for senior executives and emerging leaders in special districts. This action oriented workshop includes group and panel discussions on the journey, roles and skill sets of a general manager, identifying GM opportunities including positioning yourself for executive recruitment, developing positive relations with the board, staff and peer agency executives, and leadership practices. Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Limited class size, register early!
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Thursday, 25 August 2022


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