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Transparency Certificate of Excellence 

An announcement that Joshua Basin Water District earned the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence.

Joshua Basin Water District was honored with the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its exceptional dedication to transparency and good governance.

“This award reflects Joshua Basin Water District’s commitment to open government,” said Sarah Johnson, General Manager. “Our staff deserves praise for their efforts in providing information to the public and encouraging engagement and oversight.”

To earn this recognition, Joshua Basin Water District fulfilled crucial governance transparency criteria, including providing ethics training for all board members, conducting open and public meetings, and promptly submitting financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller.

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.

Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as Utility, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries, and more.  Districts are established by voters, and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service.  They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods, depending on the need.

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