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The mission of the Special Districts Association of Oregon is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon.

News & Announcements


     SDIS Board of Trustees Recruitment
The Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS) Board of Trustees is soliciting applications from persons interested in serving on the SDIS Board of Trustees. Learn more...

      SDAO Announces Recipients of Internship Grants
SDAO awarded $38,324 in funding to 14 special districts in Oregon through the 2019 Internship Grant Program. These grants are used by award recipients to help fund district projects and provide local government work experience to college students. Read more...

     SDAO Newsletter: Spring 2019
The spring edition of the SDAO newsletter is now available for download. 

       No Cost Employee Assistance Program for Oregon Career Professional Fire Fighters
SDAO and SDIS have partnered with Oregon State Fire Fighters Council to offer an employee assistance program to all career professional firefighters in the state of Oregon free of charge. Learn more!

       HR Resources
Learn more about Oregon's Pay Equity Law, BOLI requirements, and our new HR networking group.

SDIS Insurance Site
Discover all the capabilities of the site with this informational flyer.

SDIS Best Practices Program
Begin earning credits on your district's 2020 general liability, auto liability, and property insurance contributions! The SDIS Best Practices Program was designed to assist districts with implementing best practices to mitigate risk in areas of high exposure. Learn more!

SDAO Consulting Services Program - 8 Hours Free
The SDAO Consulting Services Program was established in 2007 to assist districts with addressing complex issues as they work toward providing their patrons with cost-effective, highly desirable, and efficient public services. The program has been here to provide our districts with expert advice and guidance for reducing risk, improving services, and planning for the future. With a cadre of expert consultants at its fingertips, the Consulting Services Program can assist districts with board and organizational assessments, management recruitment, strategic planning, board and staff training, meeting and process facilitation, and overall best practices for your district. Learn more...

What is a Special District?
Learn more about Oregon's special districts, their functions, and how they impact our communities.