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Special District Basics and Accountability

A required component of the CDO Program

Published by Florida Association of Special Districts


This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of special districts and their accountability requirements under Chapter 189, Florida Statutes, with an emphasis on the requirements that if not done correctly could result in serious consequences. Included topics are definitions, an overview of Florida’s diverse special districts, why special districts exist, accountability to citizens and state and local government, oversight and enforcement, and technical assistance resources. The presentation is designed especially for new special district employees and governing body members and anyone else who would like a refresher and an update.

1 hour credit in Special District Program component for Certified District Official Candidates, and 1 CEU for already Certified Managers and Officials.

Jack Gaskins, Jr.
Government Analyst II - Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Special District Accountability Program

Jack administers the Special District Accountability Program within the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.... Read More

Originally Published
May 26, 2021

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  • Special District Basics and Accountability - Video
  • Special District Basics and Accountability - Handout

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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