The Florida Association of Special Districts’ vision is to become the recognized collective voice of special purpose government.
The mission of the Florida Association of Special Districts is to unify and strengthen special purpose government through education, the exchange of ideas and active involvement in the legislative process.
Today, there are over 1,600 Independent and Dependent Special Districts in the state, governed by more than 30 statutes, involving over 500 local governments. Special Districts provide limited purpose government on a local level. Fire control, library, port & inlet, mosquito, water control, community development, roads, hospital, and other districts–all providing unique services, but all with the same need to be accountable and accessible to the citizens they serve.
The Department of Economic Opportunity, Division of Community Development, assists with educational programs for board members and the annual conference by partnering with the Association. Through the web site, newsletter, Certified District Manager Program, Certified District Officials’ Program, member meetings and annual conference, FASD© continues to provide current news and trends to employees and governing board officials of Special Districts.
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Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust commenced in 1999 and now provides insurance to over 450 public entities in Florida including 200 special districts. Administered by Public Risk Underwriters, a Brown & Brown Company.
MANSON BOLVES DONALDSON VARN, PA is a Florida based boutique law that focuses on water, environmental, administrative and governmental law as well as business, contracting, eminent domain and construction. MansonBolves provides legal services to local governments and special districts throughout the state. This representation includes counties, municipalities, water management districts, regional water supply authority, and independent special fire control and rescue districts. In addition, our government affairs practice represents clients before local, regional and state bodies. We also assist our clients by negotiating with state and local agencies, and navigating issues through the complex, and sometimes conflicting, governmental process. MansonBolves provides representation for clients on transactions between governments and private interests, including the negotiation and drafting of interlocal agreements. Our understanding of government provides a unique perspective for our clients. Likewise, the commercial and construction litigation team at MansonBolves ensures that clients are properly represented in contractual and related business disputes. While government is complex, a seemingly endless array of mishaps, misunderstandings and mistakes plague the industry. We represent our clients’ interests. From contracting through court we have been called upon to ensure our clients get what they need, what they deserve, what they are entitled to. For additional information, please visit www.mansonbolves.com.