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A special guest attended the Ironhouse Sanitary District’s Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19. California Special Districts Association’s Colleen Haley came to the meeting to present District Board and staff with the Special Districts Leadership Foundation’s (SDLF) District Transparency Certificate of Excellence.
“I have been here many times to give many awards to Ironhouse,” Haley said. “I am honored to once again present you with the Transparency Certificate of Excellence that shows your organization’s dedication to accessible and open government.”
The District has been certified for excellence in transparency by the SDLF since 2014, which recognizes outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to the Ironhouse Sanitary District’s commitment to open government,” said Chad Davisson, ISD’s general manager. “Our staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.”
To receive the award, the Ironhouse Sanitary District demonstrated the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all Board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.
Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries, and more. Districts are established by voters, and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service. They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods, depending on the need.