The Madera Irrigation District (MID) has earned the “District of Distinction” accreditation by California’s Special District Leadership Foundation for a second time. The District was recognized in 2018 for its achievements in the areas of governance, transparency, finances, and board conduct. The District was previously named a District of Distinction in 2016.
“Madera Irrigation District is honored to receive this award for a second time. This award symbolizes MID’s commitment to sound practices and governance” said Thomas Greci, general manager.
The District of Distinction accreditation is among California’s highest government honors. MID is one of only 34 special districts, of almost 2,100 special districts in the State of California, to receive this distinction. To receive the accreditation, a special district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency requirements including conducting ethics and harassment training for all board members, properly conducting open public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller’s Office in a timely manner. The District received the prerequisite Transparency Certificate from SDLF in 2015 and 2018.
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.