Special Districts Summit - Southwest

Aug 29, 2019
Houston, TX


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:

Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District Corpus Christi Downtown Management District
Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #2 Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #17
Gulf Coast Rail District Houston Public Works Gulf Coast Water Authority
Kingsbridge Municipal Utility District Harris County
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County METRO Transit Authority Police
City of Houston Public Works Weatherford Housing Authority

... And many more!


What They Are Saying

"It's an opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded individuals that face the challenges we do. It might be a city, it might be a village, it might be a water district, but at the end of the day… the key top 10 issues that we face [Top Special District Challenges] they're all the same. That's what this program provides: validation about what we're seeing - and that we're not alone."
      Omar Sandoval, Director of Information Technology, Naperville Park District

"The Special District Summit on August 29 will be a unique gathering of government organizations representing water, power, transportation, planning, ports, sewage, bridges and more. The event will include topics on process improvement, emergency readiness, customer experience and emerging technologies, to name a few. If last year’s summit is any 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. I hope you can join us!”
      Sree Pulapaka, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, San Antonio Water System


 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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Omni Houston Hotel

4 Riverway
Houston, TX 77056

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Tanya Acevedo
Chief Technology Officer
Houston Airport System

Jace Houston
General Manager
San Jacinto River Authority

Sree Pulapaka
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
San Antonio Water System

Todd Sander
Chief Information Officer
Lower Colorado River Authority

Charles Thompson
Chief Information Officer
Port of Houston

Steve Young
Vice President of Technology & Innovation
VIA Metropolitan Transit

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: August 29, 2019

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lauren Fahndrich
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1378 
E-mail: lfahndrich@govtech.com


Houston, TX


Omni Houston Hotel

4 Riverway
Houston, TX 77056

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Event Parking

Government Technology is hosting self-parking at the Omni Houston Hotel.


Government Technology does not have a room block established for this event; however, the following hotels are located near the host hotel and may be considered for overnight accommodations:

Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
1750 W Loop S
Houston, TX. 77027
(713) 960-0111

Hotel Granduca Houston
1080 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX. 77056
(713) 418-1000

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX. 77056
(713) 961-9300