Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services. A community forms special districts–political subdivisions authorized through a state’s statutes–to provide specialized services the city or county does not provide.
Across America, more than 30,000 special districts provide a wide array of specialized services to millions of Americans. Some special districts are large; many are very small, all serving diverse urban, suburban, rural and agricultural regions of the country – even within incorporated areas. The history of these local government entities dates back to the 18th century with the establishment of park districts and expanded to toll roads and irrigation districts in the 19th century. In Eagle County, special districts provide a variety of services such as recreation, library services, emergency medical services and water.
Overseeing each special district is a board comprised of trustees, directors or commissioners, elected by their constituents to govern the district operations. Special districts are the most local of local governments and many special districts in Eagle County will elect board members in May. With a panel comprised of Amy Gnojek, Ken Marchetti, Dick Cleveland and Kara Heide, moderated by Rob LeVine, this program will provide more information on special districts for those wanting to learn more and perhaps get involved.
This program is presented in partnership with Vail Valley Partnership
Webinar ID: 886 8257 5505
International numbers available: https://vailsymposium.zoom.us/u/kSjbcrBXr