Safest District of the Year

Highlighting Colorado’s Safest Public Workplaces

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Each year we select one of our members for their commitment to their employees by naming one of them the Safest District of the Year. With over 1,500 members, we select those with a strong adherence to procedures and policies, an internal culture of safety and communication, and the additional utilization of safety committees and more.

This award is announced every fall at the SDA Annual Conference, which the winner’s delegation attends as our guest. The winner also receives mention in our magazine. Below are the previous winners with links to articles detailing their success.

2023: Eagle River Water and Sanitation District

With a robust team of approximately 135 dedicated individuals at the helm, overseeing the intricate operations of three wastewater and three drinking water facilities, their commitment to safety, loss prevention, and their community are among the many reasons Eagle River Water and Sanitation District has been selected as the CSD Pool’s 2023 District of the Year.

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2022: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District has been chosen as the Colorado Special District Property & Liability Pool’s Safest District of the Year in 2022 for their dedication to the growth of their safety culture, facility maintenance, and more.

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2021: Evergreen Metropolitan District

Evergreen Metropolitan District has been chosen as the Colorado Special District Property & Liability Pool’s Safest District of the Year in 2021 for their consistent care and dedication to the safety of the district and its staff.

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2020: Mountain View Fire Rescue

Learn more about how Mountain View Fire District prioritized safety throughout a year of intense fires, storm weather, and the COVID-19 pandemic. They were faced with a lot of challenges, but with web-based and risk management trainings, they were able to keep their staff safe.

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2019: Widefield Water and Sanitation

Discover how this award-winning water and sanitation district is going above and beyond in their focus and dedication to safety. We talk with Widefield’s Senior HR Analyst, Carmen Slagle, about the district’s safety fair, training initiatives, and cyber security.

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2018: Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation

Established in 1983, Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD) services the communities of Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, and the surrounding areas. The district offers its services through the management of a 50,000 square foot recreation center, which includes extensive, well-equipped aquatics and fitness centers, as well as a second facility that houses its gymnastics senior centers.

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2017: Clifton Sanitation District

This year, we recognize Clifton Sanitation District for their efforts as our first District of the Year. They have fostered a safety culture where everyone’s voices are heard, and continue to demonstrate how safety comes first in all aspects of their organization.

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