NEWS BRIEFS
January 11, 2019
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference
February 3-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

Hotel Room Block Update (as of 1/2/2019):
At this point in time, we are unable to extend additional rooms at our very low conference rate. There are three options available:
  1. There are still rooms left Sunday and Monday nights at the Hyatt only if you have people only needing a 2 night stay.
     
  2. There is a Holiday Inn Express that is right next door to the Hyatt. Website: Holiday Inn Express Burlingame
     
  3. The Crowne Plaza is nearby as well. Website: Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport

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


Registration:
Click here to register.


Board Meeting Agenda Packet:
The 2/6/19 Board Meeting Agenda Packet is available now. Click here to login and view.


Have Some Fun During The Conference...
Annual Munzy Golf Tournament and our Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk 
Sunday February 3
11:00 AM MVCAC Munzy Golf Tournament 
Four Person Scramble
Poplar Creek Golf Course
All proceeds will benefit the Munzy Research Funds
Click here  to register

2:00 PM MVCAC 5K Fun Run/Walk 
This year's participants get an official fun run shirt!
Click here to register

Super Bowl Viewing Party
February 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM in the Foyer of the ballroom. Snacks provided and hotel bar will be open!

Downtime and some good old fashioned arcade fun!
February 5, 2019 - Tuesday evening following the banquet, EVERYONE is invited to come join us!


We need volunteers for the conference
Click here to sign up!


More information on the Annual Conference:  click here
In This Issue
MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2019

MVCAC Members,
 
We are getting everything ready for the 2019 MVCAC Yearbook. Click the button below to download this year's survey.


Please fill out and return the yearbook survey by emailing it to  mvcac@mvcac.org or by faxing it to 916.444.7462  by February 22, 2019 to get your districts updated information in this year's yearbook. 
 
Please be sure to include your districts "contact us" email in the email section (i.e. info@) that will be included in the yearbook.
 
As always, let us know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
The MVCAC Staff
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
Wildfire Relief Update

The Ball Family Update:

I wanted to reach out to you to provide an update to our family.  The past 9 weeks have truly been trying.  It has tested our resolve, resilience, perseverance, humility, and faith.  I am happy to report that our family is tighter than ever, more appreciative of what we do have rather than focused on what we don't, and have our hearts filled with love and joy from all those that have supported, prayed and assisted us.  On New Year's Day, we started a new year and a new chapter in our life...

2019 started much better than 2018 ended for us.  On New Year's Day we moved into our NEW home.  We found a house that we loved and in short time have made it our home.  My home is filled with happy dogs and a cat, a smiling wife, and my son who is bouncing off the walls like he was before the Camp Fire. 

Our son Kolton started his third new school on Monday, January 7.  With less fear and anxiety this time, he started a school where two of his friends were now attending making the transition easier.  He loves his classmates, his teacher, and his new school.  When he is happy, of course mom and dad are happy. 

My family and I are so appreciative for your support.  We struggle to find a way to show you just how much you have meant to us.  Just know, you've inspired my family and I to be better people, with more compassion and understanding of all those around us.   

With filled hearts and much love,
Matt, Christy, and Kolton
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.
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5,970 Total Hours
94 Hours since engine overhaul
Maxium Load: 1200 lbs
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559-779-1106
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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.