May 16 − 17, 2017  |  Sacramento


The Honorable Pedro Nava
Little Hoover Commission Chair

Mr. Nava served in the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010. He operates the Law Offices of Pedro Nava. He served on the Little Hoover Commission as an Assemblymember from 2005-2010 and was re-appointed to the Commission by the Speaker of the Assembly on April 3, 2013. He was elected chairman of the Little Hoover Commission on March 26, 2014.

The Honorable Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Assembly Local Government Committee Chair

In November 2016, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry was elected to the California Assembly to represent the 4th District that includes all or parts of Napa, Lake, Yolo, Sonoma, Colusa and Solano counties.


Tuesday, May 16

Time Class
9:00–10:00 a.m. Registration
Partake in refreshments and networking opportunities
10:00–10:15 a.m. Welcome
Day one officially begins
10:15–11:00 a.m. Legislators Panel
Participate in audience Q and A with key legislators focused on local government policies
11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Lunch: Legislative Briefing
Learn the issues from CSDA’s lobbyists
2:00–5:00 p.m. Legislative Office Visits
Attend pre-arranged visits to legislative offices to advocate as a group on the top issues facing special districts
5:00–6:30 p.m. Hosted Legislative Reception
Rub elbows in a casual environment with legislators and Capitol staff

Wednesday, May 17

Time Class
7:45–8:30 a.m. District Networks Café
Enjoy breakfast with your local network’s public affairs field coordinators, CSDA Board Members, and fellow special district leaders
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome
Day two officially begins
8:45–9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Hear from a statewide official about the latest opportunities and challenges facing special districts in California
10:00–11:00 a.m. Policy Panel
What’s next for special districts following the Little Hoover Commission report on special districts due out in March?
11:00–11:30 a.m. Awards and Legislative Priorities Outlook
Recognize the good work of your peers and hear concluding remarks on CSDA’s legislative priorities


Event Location

The Grand Events Center

1215 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Across from the Sheraton Hotel


Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Room reservations are available at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 at the rate of $189 plus tax, single or double occupancy by calling 1-800-325-3535 and asking for the CSDA rate. The CSDA rate includes high speed guest room internet access. The room reservation cut-off is Friday, April 14, 2017, however, space is limited and may sellout before that date.

Contact Us

California Special Districts Association

1112 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

1 877 924 2732

Megan Hemming, Professional Development Director

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