District of Distinction Accreditation

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.

This 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.​ Districts will be recognized for three full years.

Take The District of Distinction To The Next Level!

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!


  1. Complete the application.
  2. Send application and all supporting materials to SDLF.
  3. Approval process review performed by SDLF staff.
  4. Receive your certificate and recognition.