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Summer Conference & Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Salem Convention Center
Salem, Oregon

SDAO and SDIS will be hosting a complimentary, one-day conference and networking event at the Salem Convention Center on September 15th for SDAO members. We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide valuable training, honor our 2022 award recipients, and network with one another after a long pause on in-person events. Registration is now open!

Conference Highlights:

  • Complimentary conference registration for members
  • Valuable trainings
  • Exhibitor trade show
  • Complimentary awards banquet
  • SDAO Academy, Board Leadership Academy, and Fire District Directors Academy credits offered
  • Networking opportunities
  • Casino night entertainment
  • Raffle prizes


TimeMeal RoomBreakout Room OneBreakout Room Two
8:15-8:45amGeneral Session 
9-10:30am Recruiting and Retaining EmployeesBoard Member Liabilities and Exposures
10:45am-12:15pmSecuring Your Greatness in the Eyes of the PublicPlan and Prepare for the Unexpected: Making a Contingency Plan
1:30-3pmBuilding the Board - General Manager RelationshipOregon's Special Districts Aren't Disneyworld!
3:15-4:45pmLiability Determination Game ShowHow to be Civil in Uncivil Times
5-6:30pmDinner/Awards Banquet
6:30-8:30pm Entertainment - Wild Bill's Casino Night

 *The schedule is still being finalized, and this information may change. Please check back for up to date information. 

Hotel information:

The Grand Hotel | 503-540-7800 | Rates $169-209/night + tax | Mention the Special Districts Association of Oregon room block

Phoenix Inn Suites Salem | 503-588-9220 | Rates $139-149/night + tax | Mention the Special Districts Association of Oregon room block


Register now!