Whether you are a new or an experienced board secretary/clerk, continuing education is essential to keeping current on the many aspects of your job. In an effort to expand educational opportunities for this important position in special districts and to provide an opportunity to recognize individuals who invest the time in becoming trained in the various components of the job, CSDA created this certificate program. The Board Secretary/Clerk Certificate has become the gold standard for special district board secretaries and clerks throughout California. We invite you to participate as a first-time attendee to earn your certificate and come back year after year to advance your knowledge of special districts through new and exciting breakout sessions tailored for you.

"Board Secretary was a great opportunity to invest in myself and career" quote by Melinda Harris, Los Medanos Community Healthcare District

Keynote Speaker

Pete Blank

Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Pete Blank - 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic to your Organization

In this fast-paced and engaging session, former Disney University Leader Pete Blank shares how you can add Disney Magic to your district. He will take a "magical" look at how Disney's business and leadership strategies can impact your personal and professional life. Attendees will leave with actionable ideas they can immediately add to their leadership toolkit.



Embassy Suites Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Room reservations are available at the CSDA rate of $142 plus tax, single or double occupancy online or by calling (714) 539-3300. The room reservation cut-off is Sept. 28, 2021: however, space is limited and may sell out. The CSDA room rate includes parking.

Book Room

CSDA Bookstore

The CSDA Bookstore has many great resources that can be of value to you and your district. Some of our highlighted products include:


Administrative Salary & Benefits Survey

The CSDA Administrative Salary & Benefits Survey is designed to provide you with the data necessary to evaluate the salary and benefits offered by special districts. It serves as a valuable management tool when reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating your district's own salary and benefits structure. 

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Sample Policy Handbook

Our collection of over 100 essential policies includes policies for board and board meetings, administration and financial management, and personnel. The newest edition of the CSDA Sample Policy Handbook is delivered on a USB drive in an editable format to allow you to customize your policies and make your own. 

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Brown Act Compliance Manual

This manual includes an overview of the Brown Act as well as guidelines and tips for complying with various meeting agenda, notice, public participation and public reporting requirements. CSDA thanks contributor Donald Davis, Esq. and the firm of Burke, Williams and Sorensen.</span >

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2019 Required State & Federal Labor Law Poster

Your agency could be fined for not posting the most current state and federal employment notices in an area that is frequented by employees. To make it easy to comply, the CSDA Bookstore is now selling 2020 California & Federal Employment Notices posters. Enjoy special member pricing of $25 (plus shipping and tax) for each poster.

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