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Why You Should Join FASD

As a member of FASD, you will see significant savings in registration fees for member meetings, legislative forums, FASD Annual Conference, the Certified District Manager Program, and the new Certified District Administrative Professional Program. In addition, you will gain access to the following benefits:

Education & Specialized Training: District management education programs and conferences will be available to you to help ensure your member district is up to date with Florida Statutes.

District-to-District Networking & Knowledge Base: Through our large and growing pool of experienced professionals, FASD has the collective knowledge base to assist you in solving individual issues and overcoming any barriers that may hinder your operations.

Legislative & Governmental Advocacy: By partnering with the consulting firm Ramba Consulting Group, LLC, FASD and its members have professional representation before the Florida Legislature and state oversight agencies on all issues relating to, or affecting the operations of, your special district.


"Since joining FASD, our district has gained access to versatile and flexible networking with other special districts, sharing our same problems, concerns, and legislative issues."
- Janet A. Rogers, Executive Director, Pinellas Park Water Management District


With over 1,800 Independent and Dependent Special Districts in the state, FASD strives to unify and strength special purpose government through education, the exchange of ideas, and active involvement in the legislative process. Our ever-growing network of experienced professionals focuses on better serving every special district's constituency in the most time and cost-effective manner.


 “Since joining FASD our District has gained access to knowledge on the best practices initiated by other fire districts – we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. FASD helps us better serve our constituency by benefiting from the trial-and-error experiences of other districts that helps us save in operating costs. Those savings are then passed on to our constituents in the form of lower taxes.”
– Tom Tharp, Fire Commissioner, Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District


Top 5 Reasons to Join

1. Access to a Peer to Peer Network. Network and learn from over 800 professionals that do what you do and understand the challenges and issues that you face. Build relationships through our in-person events or tap into your peers’ experience and expertise instantly through the Online Community.

2. Continuing Professional Education. Stay current with best practices; we host several in-person events around the state each year. We also offer webinars and affordable on-demand programs appropriate for district managers and their employees.

3. Career Enhancement. Publish an article in our newsletter. Earn your certification. Chair a committee and strengthen your leadership skills while playing an important role in FASD’s success. Be recognized as a leader among your peers.

4. Job Opportunities at Your Fingertips. Employers turn to FASD’s Online Community when they need qualified professionals. Post resumes, search available positions, or subscribe to receive opportunities via email.

5. Invest in Your Future. The FASD Education Foundation offers professional development scholarships for the CDM Program throughout the year.

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