Who We Are

About CSDA

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association that was formed in 1969 to promote good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts.

Since 1969, CSDA has been offering its members cost-efficient programs and representation at the State Capitol and boasts a membership of over 1,300 organizations throughout California. We are the only statewide association representing all types of independent special districts including irrigation, water, park and recreation, cemetery, fire, police protection, library, utility, harbor, healthcare, and community services districts...just to name a few.

CSDA provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy, capital improvement and equipment funding, collateral design services, and, most importantly, current information that is crucial to a special district's management and operational effectiveness.


CSDA is the voice for all special districts, providing members with the resources necessary to best serve their communities.


CSDA is the essential statewide network of all special districts.

It is CSDA’s goal to be transparent and operate in the most prudent and ethical manner on behalf of our member agencies. While CSDA is a private, not-for-profit corporation, our members and partners are public agencies. Recognizing this, CSDA strives to maintain the highest levels of transparency and accountability expected of corporations and public agencies. 

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CSDA will consider all further requests for information as received. The CEO shall review and approve these requests as appropriate taking into consideration staff time and cost to fulfill the request, employee privacy, and the impact to business operations of releasing the information.

CSDA Transparency

CSDA transparency policy states that CSDA will post in a public forum such as the CSDA website and/or other appropriate venues the following information at all times: