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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, SDAO staff are working remotely. We are still available to assist you by phone and email.
You can reach us at 800-285-5461 or

News & Announcements


     COVID-19: Coronavirus Outbreak
Stay up to date with our page dedicated to COVID-19 resources and an FAQ.
       2020 SDAO Membership Survey
Help shape the future of the association! Take the 2020 membership survey.

       SDAO Newsletter: Winter 2020
The winter edition of the SDAO newsletter is now available for download

       2020 SDAO Annual Conference
Handouts for the conference sessions can be found on our conference website. Please download by March 31, 2020.

       New Program for Members: SDAO Academy
Learn more about SDAO's newest program designed to prepare special district employees for leadership roles.

       SDAO Board Member Recruitment Toolkit
Are you recruiting for a new board member? Our new Board Member Recruitment Toolkit can help!
       HR Resources
Learn more about the recent changes to policies and legislation.


SDIS Insurance Site
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Link to Board Member Recruitment Toolkit 

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