The mission of the Special Districts Association of Oregon is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon.

News & Announcements

       No Cost Employee Assistance Program for Oregon Career Professional Fire Fighters
SDAO and SDIS have partnered with Oregon State Fire Fighters Council to offer an employee assistance program to all career professional firefighters in the state of Oregon free of charge. Learn more!

       SDAO Newsletter: Winter 2019
The winter edition of the SDAO newsletter is now available for download. 
       HR Resources
Learn more about Oregon's Pay Equity Law, BOLI requirements, and our new HR networking group.

SDIS Insurance Site
Discover all the capabilities of the site with this informational flyer.

2019 SDAO Awards Program

Three Oregon special districts and four individuals were recognized on Saturday, February 9th at the 2019 SDAO Awards Banquet in Sunriver, Oregon. Each year, the SDAO Awards Program honors member districts for accomplishments which allow them to provide better service to the public and gives recognition to individuals who have greatly contributed to the success of their special district. Full press release.

Visit our Awards page for more information and to view videos of each recipient.

2019 SDAO Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the 40th SDAO Annual Conference! We had a great time and hope you did as well. Save the date for the 2020 conference in Seaside! February 6-9, 2020. Handouts are still available on our conference website and the app.

SDAO Human Resources Alliance

SDAO is developing a human resources network for our member districts’ human resources professionals. It will provide all participating members a chance to collaborate with others via email using the SDAO HR Alliance listserv. With this listserv, you can send an email out to others who do what you do, day in and day out, for their thoughts and opinions. You can receive quick responses from people who have been in your shoes. Perhaps someone in the group has managed exactly the situation you are facing and can offer some suggestions on how to proceed.

Learn more!