The Temecula Public Cemetery District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to Temecula Public Cemetery District’s commitment to open government,” said Cindi Beaudet, General Manager. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
It is the mission of the Temecula Public Cemetery District with the utmost dignity, care and compassion, to provide the highest standards and affordability in burial and cremation services for the families of the deceased. The Trustees and Staff take great pride in the vast history within its walls and it is the intent of the Board of Trustees to maintain this cemetery financially and visually well into perpetuity.
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.
Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as public cemeteries, water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, and more. Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service. They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need.