Annual Converence
August 22 – 25, 2022 | Palm Desert, California

The Leadership Conference for Special Districts

JW Marriott Hotel; Save the date for palm springs
// August 22 – 25, 2022

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Shola Richards

Meet Shola Richards, best-selling author and Founder of Go Together Global, will introduce the transformative concept of Ubuntu which translates to “I am because we are,” and will provide the audience with actionable strategies to transform their work culture, amplify team civility, and inspire themselves and others to consistently bring their best to their work. Read More

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Dr. Wendy Suzuki

Everyone feels anxious at times, but Good Anxiety shows us that not only can we learn to live with anxiety, but we can make it work for us too. In her exciting keynote session, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University, will share scientific facts in a comprehensive and relatable way. She then offers clear tools and strategies to help us live a fuller life. Read more.

August 22, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Golf Tournament

9:00 a.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops

1:30 p.m.

Certified Special Districts Manager (CSDM) Exam

3:45 p.m.

Chapter Round Table Discussion

5:15 p.m.

President's Reception with the Exhibitors

August 23, 2022

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors

8:45 a.m.

General Session

11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:15 p.m.

Lunch with the Exhibitors

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

5:00 p.m.

Mix and “FlaMingle” in the Exhibit Hall

August 24, 2022

8:00 a.m.

SDRMA Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

SDRMA General Session Keynote

10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 

12:15 p.m. 

Legislative Update Luncheon

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

5:00 p.m.

SDRMA Member Reception 

6:00 p.m.

Taste of the City

August 25, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Closing Breakfast: Connect and Collaborate 

10:00 a.m.

Conference adjourns

Taste of the City: Casino Night

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
from 6 - 9 p.m.
roulette wheel


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Probolsky Research

The informational and educational level of the materials and presentations are very appropriate for seasoned veterans, as well as new and emerging leaders

Kara Ralston,
Camarillo Health Care District