Home Articles Mesa Water Recognized for Excellence in Governance and Transparency Mesa Water Recognized for Excellence in Governance and Transparency Posted: Monday, October 23, 2023 Mesa Water was recently reaccredited as a “District of Distinction” by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations. This is the eighth time Mesa Water has received the accreditation, one of the most prestigious awards in local government in the state. The award highlights the Mesa Water Board of Directors and staff’s commitment to transparency and accountability. Requirements for the award include regular financial audits with no major deficiencies; policies and procedures that conform to all state law statutes and regulations; and proof of training in the areas of ethics, governance, and harassment prevention. Additionally, Mesa Water received the SDLF’s District Transparency Certificate of Excellence in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. SDLF is a non-profit organization that promotes good governance and best practices among California’s special districts.