About FASD

FASD Mission Statement: To unify and strengthen special purpose government through education, the exchange of ideas, and active involvement in the legislative process.

Running a special district has its own challenges and complexities. It’s helpful to be able to learn from others that have the same difficulties and experiences as you. The Florida Association of Special Districts (FASD) fosters that collaboration through networking and educational events, online communities, and resources that provide professional development for all positions and career-stages. Our strongest asset is bringing members together to share ideas and best practices in management and leadership through educational opportunities.

We believe that professional development should be fun. Our educational and networking activities always include first-class speakers, but it’s the relationships within the special districts and with those that support our mission that create and strengthen the FASD network.

FASD is a small organization with a big reach and a big heart. Our staff is comprised of three dedicated individuals that personally assist District and Associate members, as well as service providers. The Association of Special Districts, Inc. was organized pursuant to the Certificate of Incorporation of the Association of Water Management Districts, Inc. in August 1976, and reincorporated as the Association of Special Districts, Inc. in November 1979. In 1992, it was reincorporated to change the name to the Florida Association of Special Districts, Inc. (FASD). FASD officers are elected every year. The President and the President-Elect serve two-year terms. All positions are on a volunteer basis.

 Our Priorities:

  • Education
  • Legislative Issues
  • Recruitment and Retention of Members
  • Succession Planning
Meet our Board Members
Meet our Staff


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