In recognition of its efforts to promote transparency and good governance, Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) has been awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
“Public service and transparency should go hand-in-hand,” said YLWD Board President, Bob Kiley, who accepted the award on behalf of the District. “YLWD goes the extra mile to ensure that District business is open and clear to the public we serve and that information is easily and readily available to anyone who is interested.”
To be considered for the award a special district must demonstrate the completion of at least eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner. YLWD also fulfilled fifteen website requirements including providing readily available information to the public including: board agendas, past minutes, current district budget and the most recent financial audit. Finally, the District must demonstrate outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance through a regular direct newsletter and special community engagement project.