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Board Leadership Programs

We recognize that being appointed or elected to a special district board comes with great responsibility. Staying educated on the rules and regulations that govern special districts is extremely important.

Our board leadership programs have been designed to ensure that Oregon’s special district board members have all the tools necessary to provide superior leadership and governance to their communities. Participants will have access to current, in-depth training and education opportunities in several areas including board member basics, statutory obligations, risk management, and human resources.


We have two programs available to SDAO members:

  • For fire district directors: SDAO/OFDDA Directors Academy 
  • For board members with other types of special districts: SDAO Board Leadership Academy


Costs associated with attending trainings are the responsibility of the board member or district. However, enrollment in either program is free of charge.

More details will be made available this summer and sent to all special district board members. This web page will also be updated when the programs have launched.