Awards and Certificates


Transparency Award

We have been recognized as a transparent organization since 2015 from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). We were the first to be awarded to an agency within Santa Cruz County.  SDLF programs are dedicated to promoting excellence in special district governance and operations throughout California. 

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

In November 2016, Soquel Creek Water District received its first "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017.  In order to receive this award, the District's budget needed to meet necessary criteria set forth by GFOA that our budget was a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan, and a communication device.

Operating Budget Excellence Award

In February 2017, Soquel Creek Water District received the highest honor from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) – an “Operating Budget Excellence Award” for its fiscal year 2016/17 budget.

Press Release for both Budget Recognitions