PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Goleta Sanitary District Board Receives Prestigious District of Distinction Platinum Level Accreditation

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 the Board of Directors of the Goleta Sanitary District was recognized for exemplary achievement at a ceremony in Indian Wells, CA.   
The Goleta Sanitary District was awarded the Platinum Level District of Distinction accreditation from the Special District Leadership Foundation of the California Special District Association on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, having completed all of the required components. This prestigious honor was given to the District for successfully implementing a comprehensive list of high level transparency and good governance practices. In order to be considered for the award, the District had to first achieve the following:

  • Certificate of Transparency Award

  • Recognition in Governance Awards for all Board Members and the General Manager, and the

  • Special District Administrator certification of the District’s General Manager

The Platinum Level District of Distinction is the Foundation’s highest level of recognition for a Special District. It incorporates completion of all of the required programs and demonstrates a comprehensive approach to excellence in Special District governance and administration.

“We are very proud of this achievement and of our Board.” said General Manager Steve Wagner. “To be recognized for platinum level on our first year of submission is particularly rewarding”, he continued. “Our commitment to our rate payers is to provide the highest quality service at a cost-effective price while protecting public health and the environment.”
On stage at the ceremony Board President Steven T. Majoewsky said “The District proudly accepts this award and looks forward to protecting public health and the environment for citizens of the Goleta Valley for many years to come.”
The District of Distinction incorporates achievements in all areas of governance and highlights the degree of transparency and professionalism of the Goleta Sanitary District and its Board. For more information regarding the Special District Leadership Foundation please visit

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