SDLF’s Level Up Challenge - 2022

In a time where proper fiscal management and responsibility in public agencies is paramount and the task of governing these agencies has become even more complex, regulated, and costly, it has become increasingly important to demonstrate to constituents that districts have sound fiscal management policies and practices in place among other areas of importance in district operations.

The District of Distinction Accreditation is designed as a way for districts to highlight their prudent fiscal practices along with other areas important to effectively operate and govern a special district.

What Does a Participating District Receive?

  • A professional plaque for public display at the district
  • Use of the SDLF District of Distinction recipient logo on the district’s website, social media platforms, letterhead, and/or other public outreach materials
  • Presentation of the plaque at a district board meeting or the CSDA Annual Conference
  • Recognition on social media and in the CSDA eNewsletter

In addition, SDLF will randomly select ten (10) participating special districts that meet the challenge by November 30, 2022 to receive the following additional benefits:

  • A district highlight and article in an issue of California Special District magazine
  • Special recognition and highlight on the SDLF website
  • Announcement of your district’s achievement in a special SDLF press release sent to major newspapers in your area and statewide
  • A letter sent from SDLF directly to your California legislators and county Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) notifying them of your district’s accomplishment

Challenge Timeline = February 15, 2022 through November 30, 2022

DOD Seal and Levels

DOD-seal.pngEarn the right to use the program’s seal as visual proof that your special district stands out from others. Complete multiple SDLF programs and obtain various levels of this accreditation. Levels of accreditation include silver, gold, and platinum!