Vallecitos awarded prestigious accreditations recognizing its commitment to transparency
On April 20, 2016, the Vallecitos Water District was honored for achieving both the “District Transparency Certificate of Excellence” and “District of Distinction” accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
California SDLF Treasurer Jo MacKenzie was on hand to recognize Vallecitos for completing the essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all Board members, properly hosting open and public meetings and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner. The SDLF is an independent, nonprofit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.
Vallecitos received its first “District Transparency Certificate of Excellence” in 2014. The biannual accreditation is for sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations. This recognition is given to organizations for their outstanding efforts to promote a transparent, well governed public agency. Once a district receives a “District Transparency Certificate of Excellence” award they are eligible to receive accreditation as a “District of Distinction.” Vallecitos received its first “District of Distinction” accreditation on April 20, 2016 at the award ceremony in the District’s Board room. Vallecitos is one of only 28 special districts, out of over 2,000 within the State of California, to obtain this recognition.