9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Legislator of the Year Presentation (Live)
The Honorable John Garamendi, Congressman, CA-3
Author of the Special Districts Provide Essential Services Act, Congressman Garamendi will receive CSDA’s Legislator of the Year Award and share from his experiences and perspective on Capitol Hill.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Federal Legislative Briefing (Live)
Receive a briefing from CSDA’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator and our National Special Districts Coalition lobbyists from Washington’s leading advocacy firms.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Higher Office: Understanding the process that makes a lawmaker and the political issues underlying today’s elections at all levels
Elected leaders of water districts, sanitation districts, fire protection districts, recreation and park districts, and other special districts face key political decisions in fulfilling their duties and working with State and Federal lawmakers.
This moderated conversation with two leading political consultants will offer attendees a better understanding of what is driving voters in California and the public officials that serve them. Lessons gleaned from the discussion will help special district officials better serve their communities by gaining a sense of the process involved in running for State or Federal office as well as the key political issues driving public opinion.
Josh Heller, Consultant, Kaufman Campaign Consultants
Joshua Walters, Esq., President and CEO, Walters Strategies
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Changing Districts in Changing Times: How redistricting, the CVRA, and emerging demographic trends will continue to influence the governance of special districts
An expert redistricting consultant with decades of political experience will discuss one of the most timely and provocative topics facing governments in the year ahead. The presentation will cover redistricting for the State Legislature, U.S. Congress, and special districts, as well as the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and the recent U.S. Census. Included will be insights on emerging demographic trends and what they mean.
Paul Mitchell, President, Redistricting Partners