Special District Services, Inc. creates and manages special taxing districts throughout the State of Florida. SDS was organized to meet the growing demand for urban services and provide a public financing vehicle to serve community infrastructure and service needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

SDS is a results-oriented company with the philosophy that a Public-Private Partnership is an essential ingredient for the successful delivery of public infrastructure through the use of special districts. The basic concept being that growth pays for itself. We are committed to tailoring services to provide essential planning, organization, management, financing and construction of public facilities through the use of special taxing districts.

Services Include

  • Special District Formation
  • Special District Legislation
  • CDD Management
  • Intergovernmental Coordination
  • Construction Administration
  • CRA Management
  • Lobbying
  • Utility Administration
  • Risk Assessment Analysis
  • Landowner Consultation
  • Platting & Public Bidding
  • Permitting
  • Website Design & Maintenance

Principals

Peter L. Pimentel

Mr. Pimentel is the Chairman of SDS and founded the company with Robert Norris in 1993.  Pete has many years of experience with government and has been one of the pioneers in Florida for special districts. From 1979 to 2003, he was the Executive Director of Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District and has been responsible for more then $300 million in public financing for development in Northern Palm Beach County.

Pete has been instrumental in the passage of special district laws and continues to work with the Florida Association of Special Districts in this regard. His public financing experience was instrumental in securing financing for Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District (LRD) for a regional wastewater collection, treatment and disposal system during his tenure with that agency. A planner by education and training, Pete has authored over 40 special assessment methodology reports and created more than 60 special districts in his career.

Todd “Woody” Wodraska

Mr. Wodraska serves as the President of the firm and also manages several districts. His prior experience includes trading bonds for Salomon Smith Barney in New York and William R. Hough & Co in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Emerge Consulting in West Palm Beach, where he served as a consultant on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan program management team at the South Florida Water Management District.

Woody is a Florida State University graduate with a degree in Finance and earned his Masters in Business Administration from Rice University in Houston, Texas. In 2004 he was elected to the Jupiter Town Council and also sits as a Commissioner for the Town of Jupiter’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Mr. Wodraska served as the President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities and sits on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Special Districts and was chosen for Class XXXI of Leadership Florida.

Professional Staff

Government
Tricia LasCasas
Laura Archer
Frances Ware
Julian Romero

Finance
Jeff Walker
Michael McElligott
Tori Shamy
James Candela
Shirley Cano-Tai

Administration
Pamela Baker

SDS is fully staffed with professionals in the following disciplines: Accounting, Budget & Finance, District Management, Operations Management, Construction Administration, Assessment Methodology Development, Assessment Roll Development and Maintenance, Record Keeping, Customer Service and Administrative Support. In addition to our in-house multi-disciplinary team, SDS also has assembled a team of experts from among its highly qualified independent consultants to provide the services necessary to achieve project success.