September 29 – October 2, 2014
Palm Springs, Ca

Palm Springs
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Move Your District Forward

The CSDA Annual Conference is the one conference special district leaders can’t afford to miss! Join 500+ special district professionals and industry experts for a three-day, must-attend education and networking event. Participate in inspiring and motivating keynote sessions. Walk away with strategies, new connections and innovative ideas to move your district forward.


40+ hours of education packed into a three-day event.


Gain knowledge and inspiration from industry experts.


Be the first to hear about special district trends.


Make new contacts and maintain key relationships


Attend specialized workshops and sessions designed to address your needs

Keynote Speakers

Participate in inspiring and motivating keynote sessions

Stephen M.R. Covey

This dynamic presentation will go beyond a dialogue of trust as a soft social virtue

Bob Gray
Memory Expert

In this presentation, Bob reveals the untapped memory potential in each of us

Early Bird Pricing

(on or before August 22)

Download the full list of registration options

Non Member


  • Keynote Sessions
  • President’s Reception
  • All Breakout Sessions
  • And More...

Regular Pricing

(after August 22)

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Non Member


  • Keynote Sessions
  • President’s Reception
  • All Breakout Sessions
  • And More...
“If you have never attended one of these conferences, I don’t care how educated or qualified you are, there are topics you will be exposed to at the conference that you may only experience when something goes wrong. You owe it to yourself and your constituents to become educated in the fullest possible way as to your role as an elected board member, general manager or district staff. What CSDA has to offer in their conferences and training are priceless.”

Paul Ingram, Board Member, Carmel Valley Recreation and Park District

Thank You Exhibitors

Bank of the West, Barber & Gonzales Consulting Group, Bartle Wells Associates, Best Best & Krieger, BHI Management Consulting, BNY Mellon Trust Company, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP., California Association of LAFCos (CALAFCO), California CAD Solutions, California Special Districts Alliance, CalPERS Office of Employer & Member Health Services, Certified Public Accountants, Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, CostTree LLC, CPS HR Consulting, CWDL,, Harris & Associates, HD Supply, HdL Coren & Cone, Incrementum, ICMA Retirement Corp., JP Morgan Chase, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, McMurchie Law, Meyers Nave, M-Squared Wealth Management Group, Inc., NBS, Netfile, Inc., OpTerra Energy Services, PARS, Rauch Communications Consultant, Inc., Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Public Law Group, ROMAC, RT Lawrence Corporation, RWP Landscape Materials, SCI Consulting Group, Special District Leadership Foundation, Springbook Software, Tyler Technologies, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Union Bank, Utility Cost Management LLC., Ward-Young Architecture & Planning, Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank

Become an Exhibitor

Network with Key Decision Makers

  • Board Members – Directors and Trustees
  • General Managers
  • Department Managers and Supervisors
  • Administrative Support Staff
  • Finance Managers
  • Board Secretaries/Clerks
  • Legal Counsel
  • Fire/Police Chief

Who Should Exhibit?

Accountants, Architecture and Design Firms, Attorneys/Law Firms, Banks/Financial Advisors/Investment Bankers, Benefits/Retirement Companies, Computer Service Companies, Construction/Design and Planning Consultants, Engineering Firms, Energy Consultants and Suppliers, Environmental Consultants, Government Organizations.

Become an Exhibitor. Space is limited! Sign Up Today!

  • 10 x 10 Booth Space
  • Draped wall with 3’ high draped side rails
  • An exhibitor identification sign
  • Company listing on our conference website
  • Pre-Show attendee list for your marketing use
  • Two full conference registrations (including meals)
  • Opportunity to host an appetizer or dessert tray at your booth during receptions
  • Company Name on Exhibitor Card for attendee raffle
  • A post-show mailing list of conference attendees
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to attend keynote and education sessions
  • Listing with link to company website on conference mobile app

Earn SDRMA Credit Incentive Points

Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA) is committed to establishing a strategic partnership with our members to provide maximum protection, help control losses and positively impact the overall cost of property/liability and workers’ compensation coverage through the Credit Incentive Program. Credit incentive points can be earned based on an agency’s attendance at the CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase reducing SDRMA member’s annual contribution amount.


Award Nominations

(nomination period has closed)

Do you have board members, staff, a chapter or a program that you feel deserves recognition? Now is the time to get in the spotlight!

Each year, CSDA presents various awards during the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase. There are a number of different categories. Please consider outstanding individuals within your district for individual awards. Chapter awards and district awards are also open for nominations.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 2, 2013. All applicants will be notified prior to the Annual Conference of the winner. Winners will be awarded at the CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase in San Diego during the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 18.

If you have any questions regarding the awards or the awards process, please contact Charlotte Lowe, executive assistant, toll-free at 877.924.2732 or by email at

Award Categories
Board President of the Year
General Manager of the Year
Staff Member of the Year Award
Exceptional Public Outreach & Advocacy Award
CSDA Chapter of the Year
Innovative Program/Project Award
Exceptional Public Outreach & Advocacy Award


Bank of the West, Best Best & Krieger, BHI Management Consulting, Black Mountain Software, BNY Mellon, Brandis Tallman LLC, California Special Districts Alliance, CH2M Hill, CSDA Finance Corporation, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, McMurchie Law, Meyers Nave, NBS, Nossaman LLP., PARS, Prager & Co., LLC., Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Public Law Group, Richards Watson & Gershon, SDRMA, Special District Leadership Foundation, US Bank, U.S. Communities

Location & Hotel