The General Manager Leadership Summit provides the best networking and professional development opportunities for special district general managers and other management staff from districts of all types and sizes throughout California.

Come together with others facing the same challenges and opportunities, learn from our expert instructors, and return to your district refreshed and reenergized. Consider sending an emerging leader from your district to this conference – it could be the first step in preparing our next generation of special district general managers.

Event Update

In the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CSDA is working with our hotel partners to help ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and speakers at CSDA events. If you are ill or have been exposed to the COVID -19 virus, CSDA is offering no cost cancellation until further notice. CSDA Professional Development Director Megan Hemming is in contact with each of the event facilities for our upcoming conferences regarding their cleaning and sanitizing procedures and other precautions. CSDA will continue to provide updates regarding CSDA events through social media and our weekly CSDA eNews as needed. Special districts may also want to refer to this guidance for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID 19.


June 28 – 30, 2020 - Lake Tahoe

Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Room reservations are available at the Resort at Squaw Creek at the CSDA rate of $185 plus tax and $10 resort fee, single or double occupancy, by calling (800) 404-5544. The room reservation cut-off is May 28, 2020; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date.

Book Room

Opening Keynote

Bruce Tulgan, Founder and CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Monday, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
It's OK to Be the Boss
Bruce Tulgan, Founder and CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

General Session Keynote

Dr. Mary Kelly, Best-selling author

Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Master Your World: 10 Leadership Strategies to Improve Productivity and Communication
Dr. Mary Kelly, Best-selling author

Closing Speaker

Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics

Tuesday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2020 and Beyond: Economic and Legislative Outlook
Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics

Held in Lake Tahoe, California