Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Peter Sheahan Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs™

Peter Sheahan

Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs™

In Peter Sheahan’s case-study rich session, he will explore best practices from multiple industries that have experienced similar transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who benefited from the change compared to those that became victims to it.

Opening Keynote Presentation
Tuesday, September 22
9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Speaker Michael Bazzell, Computer Security Specialist & Privacy Consultant

Michael Bazzell

Computer Security Specialist & Privacy Consultant

Author of Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information and Personal Digital Security: Protecting Yourself from Online Crime. This presentation will demonstrate the need to protect yourself from the numerous data brokers who make millions of dollars from your private life.

SDRMA General Session, Safety Awards, and Keynote Presentation
Wednesday, September 23
9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

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Who should attend?

Join 600-plus special district professionals and industry experts for a three-day, must-attend education and networking extravaganza.

  • Board Members/Trustees
  • General Managers
  • Fire Chiefs
  • Department Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Board Secretaries
  • Support Staff

Why should I attend?

Participate in inspiring and motivating keynote sessions. Walk away with strategies, new connections and innovative ideas.

  • Interact with industry experts
  • Hear success stories from colleagues
  • Learn challenges and solutions from peers
  • Gain knowledge and inspiration from nationally recognized speakers
  • Specialized workshops and sessions designed to address your needs
  • Make new contacts and maintain key relationships

Growth over the years

The CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase has seen significant growth in each aspect of the conference for over a decade!

  • More exhibitors
  • More attendees
  • More pre-con events
  • More breakout sessions
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  • “I had a great experience. The education and information gathered will help me make better and more informed decisions for the citizens in my special district.”

    Henry Miller, Trustee Temecula Public Cemetery District

  • “As a new member, we couldn’t be more pleased with the CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase.”

    Felix Hernandez III, General

  • “This conference gave me insight and solutions to issues that my district is seeking to overcome.”

    Al Morrissette, Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District

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    Where is this held?

    CSDA Annual Conference will take place at the Monterey Marriott Hotel, located at 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

    Monterey Marriott Hotel
    350 Calle Principal
    Monterey,CA 93940
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    Monterey Conference Center
    One Portola Plaza
    Monterey, CA 93940
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    What to do?

    Just 100 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey’s breathtaking scenery, rich history, world-renowned attractions and outdoor adventures invite one to grab life by the moments! Monterey is a dramatic setting for endless choices of activities all within minutes of convenient, charming overnight accommodations. Monterey is named a Top North American Golf Destination and the 2013 Top Ten Wine Travel Destination in the World. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to favorite marine life that can be observed in one of the most amazing natural environments found anywhere in the United States. Find out more

    Monterey Marriott Hotel


    8/17/15 UPDATE: As of this date, rooms are very limited at the Monterey Marriott and Portola Hotel & Spa. CSDA has secured an additional blocks at the following hotels:

    Hotel Pacific at the rate of $169 + taxes and fees. Room rate includes deluxe continental breakfast. Reservations can be made by calling 800-554-5542 and asking for the CSDA room block.

    Hotel Abrego at the rate of $169 + taxes and fees by calling 831-372-7551 and requesting the CSDA room block.

    Hyatt Regency Monterey

    Monterey Marriott Hotel
    350 Calle Principal
    Monterey, CA 93940

    Room reservations at the Monterey Marriott hotel are very limited. CSDA has secured an additional block of rooms at the Portola Hotel & Spa at the CSDA rate of $169 + taxes & fees. You can use the link below to make room reservations at the Portola Hotel & Spa or call 1-888-222-5851 and mention you are with the California Special Districts Association.
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