News Briefs
January 13, 2017


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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.  

84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings & Papers Available Now!
The 84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings and Papers is available now for download on!

Click here  to view this (and previous editions) of the MVCAC Proceedings and Papers

Thank you to all of our contributors!
February Board Meeting and Lobby Day
February 6 and 7 
Sacramento, CA
Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Click here to register online
Click here to download the registration form

*Please register no later than Monday, January 23, 2017 to ensure enough time to schedule appointments. MVCAC staff will arrange all appointments with legislators.

Click here  to book your hotels room(s)

Group rate extended until January 18, 2017.  Subject to availability.

Draft Schedule:
9-Noon for the Board  Meeting (February 6)  
2-4pm for Leg Day training   (Feburary 6)
8AM for Leg Day  (February 7)

For more information please visit our website.
Job Opening: General Manager of the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District 
January 6, 2017

The Merced County Mosquito Abatement District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of General Manager.

All applications and resumes should be received by February 3, 2017.

Please click here for more information.
Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change and Dues Policy Change
As discussed at the December Planning Meeting, there is a proposed change to the MVCAC Administrative Policy regarding holding a separate budget meeting for those interested in attending.
Please Click here to see this proposed change

Also from the planning meeting was establishing deadlines for dues payments and a late fee added to late payments. 
Please Click here to see this proposal

These changes will be voted on at the February 6th Board of Directors meeting, so please make sure to discuss your thoughts with your regional representative regarding these changes.
2017 Annual Conference
March 26-29
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (San Diego)

Click here  to login and register online now!
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Hotel Rooms:
Click here to book your hotel room(s) -  $139 plus taxes and an optional resort fee
Please note: The MVCAC policy for booking rooms will be in effect for this meeting (a first night's deposit required at time of reservation being made).

DRAFT ScheduleClick here to download

Click here to view the exhibitor prospectus

For more information, visit our website.

MVCAC Munzy Memorial Golf Tournament
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - noon start
Riverwalk Golf Club (

Cost: $75 per player includes cart and range balls.
Payment due ASAP but by March 1, 2017 at latest.

Make checks payable to Craig Downs and send to:
Craig Downs
407 Sanborn Court
Benicia, CA 94510

Note: If you have a preference or are paying for a foursome, include playing partners (if requesting playing partners, confirm with them and have them acknowledge me).

Getting in early to San Diego but you don't golf? Come take a relaxing run or walk along the shore in the First (ever?) MVCAC 5K Run/Walk! Entrants will compete for the top prize on Sunday at 2 pm. All paid entrants will receive a water bottle and a refreshing beverage of their choice at that evening's opening reception. Proceeds will benefit the Munzy Fund. 

2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders 
Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and by Demler Egg Ranch for Southern California.  

The form due dates and chicken pick-up dates are as follows:
Southern Region: (Demler)
Pick-up date:  March 30, 2017 (8 a.m.) in San Jacinto
Order form due date: March 15, 2017

Northern Region: (Haley's)
Pick-up date:  April 20, 2017 (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.) in Modesto
Order form due date: April 5, 2017

For more information, please visit our website.
NPDES Coalition Members
The MVCAC Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the NPDES Coalition Agreement for the monitoring and reporting permit for the period 2016-2021. The agreement and rules were emailed to the Districts, please  contact MVCAC Staff if you need another copy.

We need each member of the Coalition to sign and return the permit application either by mail or email.
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.
CDC Zika Virus Web Page

CDC Zika Virus Microsite

CDPH Zika Virus Web Page

01/11/17: Doctors Reveal Photos of Zika's Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by Virus - ABC News

01/11/17: Amid Zika Concerns, Mosquito Sessions Take Center Stage at Purdue - Pest Control Technology

01/08/17: Mosquito birth control: Scientists find new way to sterilise mosquitoes in push to prevent Zika, dengue - International Business Times

01/07/17: Child born in Austin has Zika virus - KBTX

01/06/17: Zika Virus -10 Public Health Achievements in 2016 and Future Priorities - CDC

01/06/17: Zika Update: Where Does the U.S. Stand? - Paste Magazine

01/06/17: CDPH Weekly Update on Number of Zika Virus Infections in California - CDPH

01/05/17: In the Fight Against Zika, Insecticides Hit a 'Dead End' - The Wall Street Journal
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.
01/12/17: 2016 Mosquito-Borne Disease Year in Review - VDCI

01/10/17: ISU mosquito surveillance found increased numbers for West Nile variety - Radio Iowa

01/10/17: 'Behavioural change must to tackle chikungunya' - Dawn

01/10/17: Florida researchers find 2 new invasive mosquitoes in state - Local 10 ABC