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SDAO Board of Directors and Management Staff Training Series

Attorney Eileen Eakins and SDAO Senior Consultant George Dunkel will be traveling across the state to deliver their full-day training tailored to special district board members and management staff. Eileen and George will provide a comprehensive overview of laws and regulations governing Oregon’s special districts and the public officials that represent them. It is essential training for newly elected board members and newly appointed management staff, but even experienced individuals will benefit from this training. Trainings will run from 8:30am-4pm. If you are unable to attend in person, there will be one option to participate virtually on August 31st.

Dates, Times and Locations
All trainings will be from 8:30am-4pm with check in beginning at 8am.

Aug. 3 | P​endleto​n​ – Pendleton Convention Center
Aug. 16 | Cottage Grove – Cottage Grove Events Venue
Aug. 17 | Ashland – Ashland Springs Hotel
Aug. 22 | Redmond – Eagle Crest Resort
Aug. 30 | Newport – Best Western Agate Beach Inn
Aug. 31 | Salem - Chemeketa Eola (Virtual Option)

$75 – In Person (includes lunch, coffee and course materials)
$15 – Virtual Option (August 31st only)

Each SDAO member district is eligible to receive their first registration at no cost. Please use code BDREG at time of registration for this discount. Due to limited scholarships, we cannot guarantee this discount and are offering it on a first come, first served basis.

Register now!

This training qualifies for the following credits: 

  • Board Leadership Academy and Fire District Directors Academy – All Module 1 and Module 2 Credits – Earn your bronze-level certificate!
  • SDAO Academy – District Management: Board Relations (5 Credits), Ethics (5 Credits), Public Meetings and Public Records (5 Credits)

Cancellations received four (4) business days or more prior to the event date will receive a full refund. Refunds may be processed as a check or credit back to the credit card. No shows will be charged (both in-person and virtual attendees).



Please visit the SDAO Resource Library for recordings and handout materials. To find the recordings, select the Webinars option from the category dropdown box. 



Please contact SDAO Member Services at with any questions.