Excellence in Governance is another core value of the Goleta Sanitary District. On January 6, 2017 the District was awarded the Special District Leadership Foundation’s Transparency Certificate of Excellence. The Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs. The certificate recognizes agencies that demonstrate transparency in operations and governance, and commitment to openness and accessibility.
In April 2018 our entire Governing Board received a certificate of completion for the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Leadership Academy. This training brings the District one step closer to meeting the requirements for the SDLF District of Distinction Accreditation. General Manager Steve Wagner had previously been awarded the Special District Administrator certification for experience, education, professionalism, and community service.