April 26, 2019
There's A Buzz In The Air: Mosquito Awareness Week Reminds Californians To Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus
From Capital Public Radio
April 23, 2019

As temperatures climb, so does the mosquito population.
This week is Mosquito Awareness Week in California, which reminds residents to take precautions to avoid bites. Aaron Devencenzi with the  San Joaquin Mosquito Control District says the main concern is the spread of West Nile virus.

"West Nile virus is throughout California and it's important that people remember that disease is active," he said. "We can get sick from that disease. We've had people from throughout the state die from West Nile virus and we want to reduce the overall population of mosquitoes from getting that disease."

Last year California counted 218 cases of the virus spread by mosquitoes, 11 of which were fatal. And this year the state has seen 125 percent of normal rainfall, which means ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.
Devencenzi says reducing the mosquito population can start at home by removing any standing water.

In This Issue
Mosquito Awareness Week Resolution

Click here to view a video (you will have to download it to watch it) of Senator Stern's presentation of the Mosquito Awareness Week resolution to CA State Senate on Monday, April 22. Senator Stern did a full floor presentation and Samer received the resolution on behalf of MVCAC. A terrific recognition and a huge honor to receive a full floor presentation.

Please Note: Senator Stern thought that Samer works at Placer MVCD not Sac Yolo.
CSDA Legislative Days

You are Cordially Invited to Special Districts Legislative Days
May 21 and 22 at the Sacramento Convention Center

A dynamic two-day conference, Special Districts Legislative Days provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from and interact with statewide policymakers and legislators, as well as to network and discuss district challenges with local and state elected officials.

Legislative Days includes addresses from California's highest decision-makers, including:
    • Newly Appointed California Director of Finance, Keely Bosler
    • Newly Appointed California Legislative Analyst, Gabriel Petek
Also, you may participate in breakout sessions with the leading experts covering the most pertinent issues facing each type of special district:
    • Mark Ghilarducci, Director of Governor's Office of Emergency Services
      • State and Local Partnership on Disaster Prevention, Preparation, and Recovery
    • Lutfi Kharuf, Associate, Best Best & Krieger
      • Special District Revenue Trials and Trends (MCLE Credit)
    • Russell Powell, Senior Vice President, Economic & Planning Systems, Inc.
      • Fallout from the Housing Crisis: RDAs, EIFDs, ADUs, DIFs, and More
Register at before April 26 for an Early Bird Discount!
The MVCAC is a proud Partner of the 2019 Special Districts Legislative Days
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here to access the Google Drive.
Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.
MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.

4/25/2019: How Do Mosquitoes Taste DEET? Hint: It's Not Their Mouthparts - KUOW

4/24/2019: County Conditions Ripe For Mosquito Breeding - Oakdale Leader

4/23/2019: Carr Fire may have created mosquito problems for years to come - Record Searchlight

4/22/2019: Spring can mean more pesky mosquitoes. Here's how to keep that problem a small one. - ABC 10

4/22/2019: You Can Prevent Mosquito Development - San Joaquin County MVCD

4/21/2019: As the weather heats up, it's time to fend off mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus - Sacramento Bee
Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
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Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.