NEWS BRIEFS
December 21, 2018

Happy holidays! Our office will be closed on 12/24 and 12/25, reopening on 12/26. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference
February 3-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

Hotel room block is currently sold out.  Overflow is being established.

Click here for the full schedule guide  (draft schedule - subject to change)

Click here to register.

2019 MVCAC Golf Tournament
Four Person Scramble
February 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Poplar Creek Golf Course
All proceeds will benefit the Munzy Research Funds
Click here to register

More information on the Annual Conference:  click here
In This Issue

To my MVCAC and AMCA family:

I'm not sure what to say or how to express my appreciation for what the MVCAC and AMCA has done for Chris Ocegueda and myself. The Camp Fire was and continues to be a horrific experience for both Chris and I, however we are some of the lucky ones. We made out of the fire with our family and we are both safe. The support, donations, prayers, and blessings bestowed upon us has been humbling, awe inspiring, and overwhelming! Thank you for everything you've done for us. Chris and I are experiencing a lot of ups and downs, but knowing so many are thinking and caring for us carries us to the next day. I thank you from the depths of my heart. I am fully joyed! You've all inspired me to be a better person now and in the future. 

Thank you and most appreciatively,
Your friend,

Matt Ball
Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

PacVec Second Annual Meeting - Registration and Hotel Accommodations

Dear MVCAC members,
 
The Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases will be holding its annual meeting in Davis on Jan. 23-24. For geographic balance, the meeting alternates annually between UC Davis and UC Riverside. MVCAC districts who are local to the meeting or want to attend at their own expense can send up to 2 people per district and all attendees should register ASAP (before Dec. 7).  With our CDC advisors, UC CoE participants and trainees, training grant recipients, CDPH and representatives from other state health departments in the region served by the CoE, as well as prospective MVCAC representatives, we are up against the room capacity of just under 100 persons, so we need a definite head count of who will attend. 

Click here for a link to the meeting registration. Click here to view a tentative agenda for the meeting. 

Hotel Accommodations:
Blocks of rooms with discounted rates have been reserved at two hotels here in Davis. Both are excellent choices; the Best Western is in the heart of downtown, and the Hyatt Place is closest to the  Putah Creek Lodge meeting site. Below are the booking links along with a brief description of the hotel facilities. Booking early is highly recommended, as the room blocks and discounted rates will expire in early December.
 
- The all suite property is newly renovated, and offers the warm personal experience of a boutique hotel with the ambiance of high end luxury in the heart of Downtown Davis.

Hyatt Place UC Davis- Located adjacent to the UC Davis campus, guests are within walking distance to many campus facilities, including the Mondavi Center.

 
When making reservations through the links, please be sure to book within the dates January 22-25, 2019. If different dates are entered, the link will not function properly.

To make reservations outside of the block dates, please call each hotel property directly.

Cheers,
 
Bill Walton and Chris Barker
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.
NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB
 
The 2017 NPDES Coalition Report was filed with the State Water Resources Control Board on behalf of the participating districts. You can access a copy of the report here (or by clicking below). If you have any questions or issues you can contact the MVCAC office.


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
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.


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.
For Sale:  1966 PIPER PAWNEE BRAVE 235
OFFERED FOR SALE: $ 70,000.00 OBO
5,970 Total Hours
94 Hours since engine overhaul
Maxium Load: 1200 lbs
Satloc GPS, 24 Volt Electrical system
New Fabric in 1996
Excellent Condition
Always hangared



Contact:
Tulare Mosquito Abatement District - John Avila
559-686-6628 or
559-779-1106
FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8 
OFFERED FOR SALE : $15,000
 
2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8
487.2 Hours              
Comes with 2 new tires and spare parts  
 
Contact:     
Douglas County Mosquito Abatement District
Krista Jenkins
dcmosquito@gmail.com or 775-790-2558

Click here for more information
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.