CSDA Membership

California’s special districts are stronger together. Through CSDA membership districts can connect and collaborate like never before. CSDA is committed to providing members with special programs and resources that can save them time and money. Take a moment to explore our Core and Value Added Benefits below.

Core Benefits   Value Added Benefits


Regular Member

VOTING MEMBERSHIP – Independent special districts (as defined by Government Code section 56044) and/or public agencies whose legislative body is composed of representatives from two or more public agencies.

2024 Dues: $226 – $9,275 

(based on operating revenue)

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Associate Member

NON VOTING MEMBERSHIP - Dependent special districts, city and county agencies, JPAs, and other public agencies - not eligible for regular voting membership. 
2024 Dues: $1,281-$1,975

(based on operating revenue)

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Business Affiliates

Business Affiliate members are private sector companies that offer professional services and products to the special district community. Through our Opportunities to Connect, businesses are given a chance to make valuable contacts, develop meaningful relationships, and enhance brand awareness in the public sector.
Dues: Varies based on the level of benefits

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Retired Member

NON VOTING MEMBERSHIP – Individuals who have retired from service as a staff or board member at a special district and have at least one year of previous service.
Dues: $75

(individual level membership)

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20% Off Membership

CSDA can provide your district with resources, educational opportunities, and cost-saving programs designed for districts of all sizes and types. Join CSDA between June 1 - August 31, 2024, and receive 20% off your first-year dues!

If joining as an Associate Member, click here.

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Showcase your subject matter expertise at one of our conferences and boost awareness of your company & brand, generate leads, and strengthen relationships & partnerships.

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Highlights of 2023

2023 CSDA Highlights Cover

Check out this visual of what CSDA accomplished in 2023 with the help of our members. CSDA is looking forward to great new member benefits and opportunities in 2024.

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