NEWS BRIEFS
November 15, 2019

MVCAC 88th Annual Conference
January 26-29, 2020
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego,CA 92109

Draft agenda now available on our website.

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2020 MVCAC Golf Tournament  
Four Person Scramble  
January 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM  
Riverwalk Golf Club  
All proceeds will benefit the Munzy Research Funds  

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Please register by January 11, 2020. No cancellations will be accepted after this date.
In This Issue
MVCAC December Planning Meeting
December 3-4, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame
1333 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010

Book your hotel rooms ASAP!
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The Agenda for this meeting has been posted. Click the button below to login and view.
2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19

Applications for the 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 2, 2019. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference.  The Reeves New Investigator Award application differs from the MVCAC Call for Papers, if you have an additional speaking topic for the Call for Papers, please follow that application and guidelines.
 
Please  click here for more information.
MVCAC issues management guide

The MVCAC PR committee held an issues management workshop during the fall board meeting in Visalia to discuss best practices for how to identify issues and manage communications during a crisis. It was attended by general managers and communications staff from districts around the state and provided valuable information about how districts can addresses their threats and weaknesses and effectively handle media interviews and communications with stakeholders and the general public during a crisis. There was an interactive message development portion and a media interview batting practice that provided districts an opportunity to put this information into action. A PDF of the issues management guide can be found  here.  Please contact Megan Sebay at  msebay@smcmvcd.org  or Lisa Yarbrough at  lyarbrough@ka-pow.com  with questions.
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
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.

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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.

11/11/19: How the Zika virus can spread - Science Daily
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.

11/14/19:  WHO scales up response to worldwide surge in dengue - World Health Organization




11/11/19:  Climate change may allow mosquitoes, rodents to proliferate - The MetroWest 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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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.