NEWS BRIEFS
August 30, 2019


Happy Labor Day! In honor of the holiday our offices will be closed Monday, September 2nd. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd. Have a happy and safe holiday!
MVCAC 2019 Fall Meeting
Visalia Marriott- October 28-30, 2019

Hotel Information:
MVCAC Special Group Rate is $165/night -  Book online
Last day to book is Monday, October 7, 2019 (please note: room block could sell out prior to this date).

Click here to view the meeting agenda (updated 8.23.19)

The MVCAC PR committee will be hosting an issues management workshop during the fall board meeting in Visalia. The training will take place on Wednesday, October 30 from 10:30am-12:30pm and a light lunch will be provided. Come learn about best practices for how to identify and manage issues prior to escalation and how to effectively handle communication during a crisis. This interactive workshop will provide valuable information for district managers and communications/outreach staff in dealing with the media, stakeholders and general public during a crisis. A PDF of the issues management plan will be available on the MVCAC website and attendees will receive a hard copy at the workshop. Please RSVP by clicking here if you plan on attending.
In This Issue
MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2019-20 Dues

It's that time of year again! Please fill out and email or fax back this year's  MVCAC Fiscal Status Report Form for your district's MVCAC dues to be calculated.

Dues for Corporate Members are due on July 1st of each year for the fiscal year ending June 30th of the following year. Unpaid dues will be considered late on September 1st. After September 1st, a late notice will be sent which will include a $50 late payment fee. Corporate members that do not pay their dues and late fee by October 31st will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting MVCAC!
Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

It's Nomination time!  Nominations are now open for MVCAC's Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and the Service with Distinction Award.  All nominations must be received in the MVCAC office by September 6th so they may be included on the ballot to all the member districts, or adequate ad hoc committees may be appointed (for Service with Distinction).
 
Award Criteria:
  • Honorary Membership- for any person who has rendered exceptional, distinguished service in the interest of mosquito or vector control in the state of California
  • Meritorious Service- for any member or nonmember who have made special and significant contributions to the field of mosquito control in the State of California or elsewhere
  • Service with Distinction- may be conferred on those who have made a significant contribution to fulfilling the mission of the Association. They must meet the following criteria: Made exceptional professional or voluntary service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of the Association; have earned national or international distinction for their services in the subject of mosquito and vector control; have made a significant contribution to any local community within the jurisdiction of their agency and focused on mosquito and vector control. 
Honorary and Meritorious Service requires 5 letters from district managers in support of their nomination.
Service with Distinction nominations can come from any MVCAC member
 
For all award nominations, a list of the individuals qualifying accomplishments and achievements must also be received with the nomination letter.
 
Please submit nominations via email to  mvcac@mvcac.org or fax at 916-444-7462 attn: Award Nominations.  Ballots for Honorary and Meritorious Service will be sent out after September 6th, with a due date before the Fall meeting in October.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact the MVCAC office if you have any questions!
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 88th Annual Conference January 26-28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

This presentation should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency.

Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission of "Request to Present a Paper or Poster" is Monday, October 7, 2019. Requests made following this date may not be honored and may not appear in the conference program. 
 
2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19

Applications for the 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 2, 2019. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference.  The Reeves New Investigator Award application differs from the MVCAC Call for Papers, if you have an additional speaking topic for the Call for Papers, please follow that application and guidelines.
 
Please  click here for more information.



The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District is proud to highlight the recent success of our  Open House & Centennial Celebration . This event provided a unique opportunity for the public to tour the District facilities, see our programs first-hand, and find out how our programs have continued to protect public health in our community since 1919.

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@mvcac.org
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.
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.




8/28/19: Region Sees Increase In West Nile Virus - Escalon Times







Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.