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
Regular Registration after August 19, 2022:
$675 CSDA Member
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Additional Attendee from the same District:
Before Early Bird Discount/August 19
$400 CSDA Member
After Early Bird Discount/August 19
$475 CSDA 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.
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 email@example.com or fax to 916-520-2465.