CORONADO, CA. – Last week, Kristi More, TFG’s Managing Partner of Strategic Development, along with Kyle Packham from the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and Cole Karr from National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC), presented on “State and National Advocacy and Public Affairs Issues” at CSDA’s annual General Manager Leadership Summit. They provided an executive-level update on the most significant advocacy and public affairs issues facing special districts in California and nationwide.
“The past year has presented enormous challenges but also generational opportunities at the federal level,” said Kristi More. “I greatly enjoyed meeting with general managers representing special districts with a diverse array of responsibilities and instructing leaders on the most effective methods to access the federal resources their communities need to thrive.”
“Understanding state and federal legislative landscapes is an essential function of effective governance and future planning,” said Cole Karr, NSDC Federal Advocacy Coordinator. “It was a rewarding opportunity to engage with California’s special district managers and future leaders on what’s next out of Washington and share insights on federal policies that impact their local governments.”
Cole also announced the upcoming first ever National Special Districts Week taking place August 8-12. The event will continue NSDC’s efforts to promote the essential services special districts provide their communities and empower them to connect with their representatives at the federal level.
The CSDA General Manager Leadership Summit provides instruction and networking opportunities for special district general managers and other management staff from districts of all types and sizes throughout California. Kristi and Cole presented at the Summit on behalf of NSDC, of which CSDA is a founding member. NSDC is the only national voice representing special districts at the federal level, providing member associations and districts with education, training, advocacy, and funding resources.