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Water board earns Gold District Recognition

SAN MARCOS — The Vallecitos Water District board of directors was recently honored with a Gold District Recognition award by the Special District Leadership Foundation, or SDLF.
To earn this distinction, the board participated in a series of seminars and workshops specifically designed to address the unique challenges special districts might face today.
Some areas covered by SDLF’s Special District and Local Government Institute include an introduction to special district governance, effective district leadership, future planning, financial resource management, overview of the Brown and Public Records acts, building effective board-manager relationships and building community support.
Every member of Vallecitos’ five-person board completed SDLF’s institute as well as the California Special District Association’s Special District Leadership Academy. The end result was Gold District Recognition and an extended job-knowledge base to handle the challenges of directing a special district.