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About the Special Districts Program

Advised & led by the widely recognized special district leaders and market experts.

The Special Districts Program is the first program designed for special district leaders across the United States. Special districts, such as port authorities, water, transit and park districts, make up the largest portion of government agencies. Through media, custom regional and national events, and an awards program, special districts leaders nationwide will now be able to connect, share and learn from one another like never before.

Meet the National Advisory Board

The Special Districts Program is advised by a board that represents special districts across the country.

Meet the National Advisory Board
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    Brian Benn
    Chief Information Officer, Atlanta Housing
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    Paula Brehm-Heeger
    Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
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    Tim Haile
    Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
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    Robert Hicks
    COO, Delaware River Port Authority
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    Brian D. Kelley
    Chief Technology Officer, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission
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    Denise Steffen
    Director of Information Technology, Forest Preserve District, Will County, IL
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    Dan Rainey
    Chief Information Officer, Detroit Water and Sewer
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    Nick Roethel
    Chief Information Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
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    Robert Rudolph, Jr.
    Chief Information Officer, Huron-Clinton Metroparks
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    Bryan Sastokas
    CIO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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    Emily Schapira
    Executive Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority
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    Jeff Small
    CIO, Great Lakes Water Authority
Meet the Leaders

The Special Districts Program is led by key leaders from Government Technology who specialize in the public sector.

Meet the Leaders
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    Dustin Haisler
    Chief Innovation Officer, Government Technology
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    Todd Sander
    Vice President, Center for Digital Government and Governing Institute