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.
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.
Lennart J. Lindahl, P.E.
Mr. Lindahl has more than 22 years of experience in water resource engineering and complex project management. His diverse expertise ranges from developing and implementing comprehensive strategic plans and operational budgets to a wide spectrum of civil and environmental engineering services.
Prior to joining Special District Services, Inc., he served as the Assistant Executive Director for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) from 2013 – 2017. The SFWMD is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts, managing water resources in a 16-county region that stretches from Orlando to the Florida Keys and has a population of over eight million residents. The agency’s responsibilities include managing the regional water supply, improving water quality and protecting and restoring unique ecosystems, including America’s Everglades. His responsibilities at the SFWMD included the supervision of the agency’s core mission functions, including: water management operations, engineering and construction; regulation; water resources; field operations and land management; and Everglades policy and coordination. In addition, he supervised information technology, real estate and the Big Cypress Basin Service Center.
Prior to joining the SFWMD in 2013, he served as vice president of Florida operations for a multinational Fortune 500 company providing technical and management support in a variety of markets including energy, water, transportation and the environment. Lindahl also has served as District Engineer for a number of South Florida Special Districts. A life-long Jupiter resident, he is a professional engineer registered in the state of Florida.
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.