A Half Century of Special District Growth

2:00 pm EDT

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to Members.

Special district governments make up a significant portion of local government economy yet tend to be the most misunderstood type of government. In the past 50 years, special districts have outpaced their county and municipal counterparts in growth in both number, and significance. This presentation will use Census data to explore the evolution of this type of government over time, and explain how these governments are structured, how they operate, where they exist, and what purposes they serve.

Steve Owens, U.S. Census Bureau