2019 UASD Annual Convention




31st Annual Convention


November 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2019


Davis Conference Center

1651 North 700 West

Layton, Utah

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Full convention registration INCLUDES all Wednesday activities and sessions.  Registration is available for Wednesday-only training and certification sessions for district staff members and board members.  Other useful sessions will be presented Wednesday afternoon that will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion on such issues as effective public engagement, procurement resources available from State Purchasing, risk managment and exposure, and employee culture, morale, and culture shift.

Statutory requirements for annual board member certification will be satisfied for all board members who:  1) Have been appointed or elected, who have not yet attended the required statutory training presented by the State Auditors Office and the UASD, and  2) Board members who have not yet received  annual training on the open meetings law.  All appointed and elected officials are required to receive training on the open meetings law annually.  

The State Auditors Office is now requiring that verification of board member training be provided in conjunction with the annual audit of each district.



  click the following link to view the 

 UASD 2019 Annual Meeting Notice  



What does this year's convention have for you? 

The Utah Association of Special Districts (UASD) is the only statewide association that represents all Local Districts and Special Service Districts.  This year's convention will focus on issues of importance to districts providing all types of services including irrigation, drainage, mosquito, water, solid waste, cemetery, electric, fire protection and EMS, animal control, transit, transportation, parks and recreation, healthcare, sewer, police protection, 911 emergency dispatch, street lighting, municipal services, and flood control. 

Those Who Should Attend include board members, management, and staff.  By attending the Wednesday board governance training sessions, board members will fulfill the statutory requirement to receive training on the open meetings law each year.  In addition, board members elected or appointed within the past year, and those who have never received this training, will fulfill the statutory requirement to receive the training prepared by the State Auditor's Office in conjunction with the UASD.  All district board members must receive this expanded training at least once during each term of office. 

The Wednesday training sessions have been structured to provide your district with expanded training opportunities for key employees, as well as board members and management.  Training sessions include sessions tailored to train and certify records officers, fulfilling the recent annual training and certification requirements. 

Please join us on Wednesday evening for food, friends, and networking at the Welcome Reception!




The Davis Conference Center offers a convenient venue for the convention and provides a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of room for the increased number of attendees who participate in training events and networking opportunities.  

Click here to view the Layton Conference Center website.  Enjoy reviewing all of the amenities and attractions that are available.  

Make your room reservations early to take advantage of discounted room rates by calling 1-877-782-9444, or 1-801-416-8899.   Remember to mention that you will be attending the UASD Convention to receive the discounted rate of $105 for single or double occupancy per night, with upgrades available if desired.





(Full Convention Registration Includes all Wednesday sessions and activities.)

Registration Fees                           Early Bird                       Regular                            Late

                                                 (on or before Sept. 13)                                          (After Sept. 30th)

Member                                               $225                                $255                               $290

Member Partner Program & Meals  $ 35                                 $ 35                               $ 35

Non-Member                                      $375                                 $410                              $435

Non-Member Partner Program       $  65                                 $  65                              $  65                                                                                                  & Meals



Registration Fees                           Early Bird                      Regular                          Late

                                                                     (on or before Sept. 16)                                     (After Sept. 30th)

Member                                                 $65                                  $75                              $85
Non-Member                                        $95                                  $105                            $115


Click here to download the UASD 2019 Convention Registration form

Click here to download  Convention-at-a-Glance

 Partner's Program


Who Qualifies for Member Rates 

All members of the Utah Association of Special Districts.  Not sure if you are a member?  Call the UASD office at 801-614-0405, or call LeGrand directly at 801-725-1312.  It is not too late to become a UASD member!



Cancellation/Substitution Policy 

Cancellations must be in writing and received by the UASD no later than October 12, 2019.  All cancellations received by October 11th will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee.  Substitutions are acceptable and must be made in writing.  Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request in writing to the UASD via US mail or by email.



Awards Program 

The UASD Awards Program recognizes excellence in the performance of public service.  These awards are available for board members and managers.  Any UASD member district may submit one nomination for each category.  Nominations do not now require board action in order to accommodate an awardee not being aware of their nomination, if doing so is desirable.  Nominations must be submitted no later than October 12th.  

Click on the following links to download a nomination form with instructions for the 

2019 Distinguished Board Member Award Nomination Application

and the 

2019 Distinguished Manager Award Nomination Application


Exhibitor Opportunities 

Associate Members of the UASD have the opportunity to be an exhibitor at the Annual Convention.  Companies may Become an  Associate Member by clicking here, or by contacting the UASD for additional information.


Exhibitor opportunities are still available!  Download the EXHIBITOR PACKET to learn more about exhibitor opportunities

 and to download exhibitor forms and information.


Please contact us with questions that you may have about becoming an exhibitor.


Thank you to each exhibitor for their support of the UASD and its 2019 Annual Convention!



Sponsor Opportunities 

UASD wishes to thank all of our 2019 sponsors for their involvement and support of this year's Annual Convention.  Opportunities for a Convention Sponsorship are still available for Associate Members.  By registering as a Platinum or Gold Sponsor, an exhibitor will be provided with an event sponsorship.  Become a sponsor by contacting the UASD today!



Contact Us 

Utah Association of Special Districts

1272 West 2700 South

Syracuse, UT 84075

Office:   801-614-0405

Cell:      801-725-1312

Fax:      855-313-2360

email:    uasd@uasd.org