NEWS BRIEFS
March 29, 2019
Spring Meeting and Legislative Days

April 2-3, 2019
Capitol Event Center
1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Register: Please click the buttons below  to register online or download the registration form.

Schedule of Events:  Click here to view.
  • Tuesday April 2nd- Spring Board and Planning Meeting and Leg Day Training
  • Wednesday April 3rd - MVCAC Legislative Day
Hotel:
Citizen Hotel, Sacramento
Booking link - please note that the rate has changed.
 
Click here for more information.
Lost/Found at MVCAC Conference

MVCAC 2019 Attendees,

We have a woman's silver bracelet that was turned in, if anyone is looking for this bracelet please   email Rachel Hickerson.  

Thank you,
MVCAC Staff
In This Issue
Heavy Rains, End Of Drought Could Help Keep West Nile Virus Subdued - For Now
From California Healthline
March 29, 2019

The  end of California's drought, announced earlier this month amid one of the rainiest winters in memory, could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

Longer term, however, more severe droughts associated with climate change could contribute to an increase in the number of infections in the state and nationally.

Drought is the  most important weather-related factor that affects the rate of West Nile infection, researchers say. Even though mosquito eggs need water to hatch, dry conditions tend to spur greater transmission of the virus.

"Ironically, when we have drought conditions, that does seem to amplify the West Nile virus transmission cycle," said Vicki Kramer, chief of the Vector-Borne Disease Section at the California Department of Public Health.

West Nile is transmitted between mosquitoes and birds, and people can become infected if bitten by an infected mosquito. The illness is rarely transmitted from one person to another. According to one theory, when drought forces mosquitoes and birds into closer proximity around the few remaining sources of water, it increases the chance of infection.

Read more
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 legislativedays.csda.net 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.
NPDES Reporting Information For 2018 Report
 
Update 2/13/19

Individual Districts should send their annual reports before   March 1st to
Please also cc Rachel Hickerson at RHickerson@amgroup.us

The cover letters should be addressed to Karen Mogus.  

The coalition annual report is currently being done by our consultant and we hope to have a draft soon.  When we review the report and approve, we will update the membership on its submittal.  
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.

3/28/19: Using genetics to try to figure out how to get mosquitoes to stop biting us - Orlando Sentinel

3/28/19: Get ready to itch: Mosquitoes are back! | GEEK LAB - ABC 10

3/26/19: Mosquitoes expected to arrive early - and in droves - Daily Democrat

3/25/19:  Here's how to arm yourself as mosquito season lands early - Los Angeles Daily News

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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OFFERED FOR SALE : $15,000
 
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Comes with 2 new tires and spare parts  
 
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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.