2022 Special District Leadership Academy Napa

Comprehensive Governance Leadership Conferences for Elected and Appointed Directors/Trustees

This conference content is based on CSDA's Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) groundbreaking, curriculum-based continuing education program, which recognizes the necessity for the board and general manager to work closely toward a common goal. SDLA provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities and is designed for both new and experienced special district board members.

Attend for the first time and complete all four modules of the Special District Leadership Academy:
- Governance Foundations
- Setting Directions/Community Leadership
- Board's Role in Human Resources
- Board's Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability

NOTE: You must complete the first-time attendee track to qualify for SDLF Certificate in Special District Governance.

Already completed the academy? Take a deep dive into common opportunities and challenges facing special districts by registering for the returning track.

Early Bird Registration on or before August 19, 2022:
$600 CSDA Member
$900 Non-member
Regular Registration after August 19, 2022:
$675 CSDA Member
$1,010 Non-member

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Additional Attendee from the same District:

Before Early Bird Discount/August 19
$400 CSDA Member
$600 Non-member

After Early Bird Discount/August 19
$475 CSDA Member
$715 Non-member

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

Eligible for SDRMA Credit Incentive Points.

Hotel Room Reservations:
Room reservations are available at the rate of $189 plus tax, single or double occupancy.  You will receive a link to make your hotel reservation AFTER you have registered for the conference. The room reservation cut-off is August 29, 2022; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. As of 08.11.22 room are limited at the Embassy Suites: 

Embassy Suites Napa Valley (link: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/napvles-embassy-suites-napa-valley/) Group code: CSD

Other hotel options in the area include -

Bel Abri Inn ( https://belabrinapa.com/) walkable 0.3 miles

Elm House Inn ( https://www.elmhouseinn.com/) walkable 0.3 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Napa (Hilton Garden Inn Hotels in Napa, CA - Find Hotels - Hilton) – 6-minute drive

Hotel Indigo (Napa Hotels: Hotel Indigo Napa Valley Hotel in Napa, California (ihg.com)) 3.1 miles, a 4 minute drive

Napa Valley Marriott ( https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/sfonp-napa-valley-marriott-hotel-and-spa/overview/)

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than August 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after August 19, 2022. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than September 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to meganh@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.

9/18/2022 - 9/21/2022
Embassy Suites Napa Valley 1075 California Boulevard Napa, CA 94559-1061 UNITED STATES
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