[CLWA] – The Castaic Lake Water Agency has been awarded a District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to the Agency’s commitment to open and transparent government,” said Dan Masnada, General Manager. “Agency staff is to be commended for its contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.”
In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
The Agency also fulfilled fifteen website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past minutes, current Agency budget and the most recent financial audit.
Finally, the Agency must demonstrate outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance, through newsletters, special community engagement projects and a community transparency review.
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.
About the Castaic Lake Water Agency
The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) is the Santa Clarita Valley’s public water wholesaler. CLWA is one of 29 State Water Project contractors and receives water imported from northern California and Kern County through the California Aqueduct. CLWA operates two large treatment plants, three major pump stations, three water storage facilities and over 45 miles of large diameter transmission pipelines delivering water to four local water retailers.