FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2019
Contact: Pete Kampa
Groveland Community Service District
P.O. Box 350
Groveland, CA 95321
Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Groveland Community Service District
The Groveland Community Service District (GCSD) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to GCSD’s commitment to open government,” said, Pete Kampa, General Manager “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
“The GCSD Board of Directors has established a solid goal of increasing community awareness of the importance of the high quality services we provide and the excellent, caring work of the District staff” stated GCSD Board President Janice Kwiatkowski. “This Certificate of Excellence in an important benchmark that shows that we are on the right path.”
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.
Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries and more. Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service. They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need. GCSD provides water, sewer, fire, and park services to the communities of Groveland and Big Oak Flat.