The Foresthill Public Utility District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to Foresthill Public Utility District’s commitment to open government,” said Helen Rogers West, President. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of 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 Foresthill Public Utility District's service area comprises the unincorporated community of Foresthill, California, located in Placer County approximately 60 miles northeast of Sacramento.
The District currently incorporates an area of approximately 13,000 acres and contains primarily residential development. The District as of June 1, 2018 provides 1,979 water service connections.
It is the mission of Foresthill Public Utility District to provide the Community of Foresthill with the highest quality drinking water at affordable rates with courteous and professional service; To manage District resources responsibly for future generations.
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.
Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries and more. Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service. They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need.