NEWS BRIEFS
May 18, 2018
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference - Hotel Booking Link Now Available!
February 2-5, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

Book your hotel room(s) -  click here
Rate is $199

More information coming soon, stay tuned!
NEW!  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.
In This Issue
April 2018 MVCAC Meeting Post Packet Available Now

Click here to login and view the April Board Meeting post packet.  
Free New Jersey Light Traps

San Joaquin County MVCD has 30 New Jersey Light Traps available to any District that would like them - Free.

Contact John Fritz @ jfritz@sjmosquito.org
Survey for Bee Services

Northwest MVCD is taking a poll of how many agencies have a bee program.  

If your agency has a bee program: Does this bee program assist residents with bees on their property, serve public spaces only or serve both residential and public spaces? 

Please send your response to the survey questions above (and any questions or concerns) to Bill VanDyke at bvandyke@northwestmvcd.org  or call 951-340-9792 to discuss further.
MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days
 
The MVCAC is a proud Partner of the 2018 Special Districts Legislative Days, scheduled for May 22-23 at the Sacramento Convention Center.
 
Gain the edge on policy changes impacting your agency and exchange ideas with California's top decision-makers at Legislative Days, an interactive and informative two-day legislative conference in our State's Capitol.
 
Day One: Advocacy Day
Get updated on what's happening in the Capitol, then join together with special district leaders from throughout California to take action on the priority issues facing special districts.  
  • Hear directly from State leadership on hot topics affecting local services and infrastructure.
  • Participate in pre-arranged meetings with State Legislators and staff in their Capitol offices, followed by a private reception.
  • Explore how decisions are really made in the Capitol and help shape their outcome.
 
Day Two: Policy Day
Gain insights from legal experts and CSDA lobbyists on the newest laws and legal challenges to come out of Sacramento.
  • Connect the action in the Capitol with the implementation in your community.
  • Drill into hot topics through breakout sessions on key issues, which may affect your district's revenue, governance, public works, or personnel.
  • Find answers to your tough questions from expert panels.
 
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.






El Dorado County Environmental Management would like to recognize Stefan "Toogee" Sielsch for receiving the American Mosquito Control (AMCA) Boyd-Ariaz Grassroots Award for 2018.  This award is given to recognize excellent performance and dedication by mosquito control field staff.

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.

5/18/18: Mosquito-borne diseases are a real threat in California. Let’s manage the risk - The Sacramento Bee

5/17/18: Ticks carrying Lyme disease are not a major threat in Southern California - yet - Redlands Daily Facts

5/16/18: Houston named one of the worst cities in the U.S. for mosquitoes - Houston Business Journal

5/15/18: Officials show off new technology used to fight mosquitoes with Zika, West Nile - KHOU11

5/15/18: Bees attack 4 in CA neighborhood. One person pulled from pool in critical condition - The Tribune

5/14/18: West Nile Virus Prevention Requires More Than Spraying For Adult Mosquitoes - UPR

5/14/18: Southern Nevada Health District trying to get ahead of mosquito season - 3News Las Vegas
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 Job 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.
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.