Special Districts Summit - Southeast 8/1/2019

Aug 1, 2019
Orlando, FL


To view speaker presentations where available, see Agenda section.

Faster, smarter, and safer is the theme as special districts across the nation are focused on innovation, data analytics, staffing, customer service, process improvement, technology upgrades and other areas that will help them improve efficiency, effectiveness and service delivery while enhancing physical and cyber security. Designed exclusively for special districts, this Summit is all about making your organization future-ready.

With content designed for both the business and technology sides of the house, the Summit will focus on how special districts can seize the opportunities that 21st Century management and new technologies create to transform the way they operate.

This complimentary day of professional development will provide you with toolsactionable plans and a professional network to help ensure your organization is future ready.


Who's Coming

Register today and join the growing list of participating regional colleagues from districts including:

Barefoot Bay Recreation District Golf Charlotte County Airport Authority Commission
Indian River County Hospital District Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
Northwest Florida Water Management District Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District
Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board Saint Johns Improvement District
South Florida Water Management District Southern Manatee Fire and Rescue District
Tampa City Housing Authority Village Center Community Development District

... And many more!


What They Are Saying

"The Special District Summit will be a unique gathering of dozens of government organizations that represent water, power, fire rescue, transportation, planning, ports, sewage, bridges and more. The event will include topics on management and leadership, process improvement and emerging technologies to name a few. If last year’s summit is an indicator, this year’s event will be a great opportunity for you and your staff to gather lessons learned and best practices relevant to any government organization."

- Kingman Schuldt, Fire Chief, Greater Naples Fire Rescue District


 Professional Development

For those attendees who maintain a professional certification, certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk.

A message from our Keynote Speaker


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Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

12205 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32836

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

John Classe
District Adm inistrator
Reedy Creek Improvement District

David Howard
Fire Chief
Iona-McGregor Fire District

Matthew Love
Fire Chief
Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District

Scott Minter
Director of Information Systems
Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

Fredrick Piccolo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority

Kingman Schuldt
Fire Chief
Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

John Slot
Chief Sustainability & Innovations Officer
Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Anne Marie Suriano
Executive Director
Indian River County Hospital District

Todd Swingle
Executive Director
Toho Water Authority

Brittany Wilson
Technology & Board Support Services
The Village Community Development District 9

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: August 1, 2019

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1407 
E-mail: lvang@govtech.com


Orlando, FL


Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

12205 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32836

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Rate: $139 + $23.95 resort charge
Cut-off date: 7/10/19 or until block is sold-out.
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort.
Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.
Please reference the Government Technology Special Districts Event.

Event Parking

Government Technology is hosting self-parking. Please follow signs for self-parking located to the right of building Palm 3. Valet parking is available at a rate of $24.

Area Hotels

The following hotels are located near the host hotel and may be considered for overnight accommodations:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista
12191 S Apopka Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL. 32836
(407) 239-1115

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre
8501 Palm Pkwy
Orlando, FL. 32836
(407) 239-6900

Cypress Pointe Resort by Diamond Resorts
8651 Treasure Cay Ln.
Orlando, FL. 32836
(407) 597-2700