NEWS BRIEFS
November 2, 2018
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference
February 3-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Burlingame

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

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

Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register.

More information on the Annual Conference coming soon, stay tuned!
LOCAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICE OUTREACH WEEK: NOV. 12-16th

In order to facilitate a close relationship between member districts and their legislators, all districts are encouraged to arrange visits to their local legislator's home offices during the designated week.   Many member districts are only able to connect with legislators during our annual advocacy event, and a local office visit may afford districts more time to better familiarize legislators and staff with vector control issues. There are currently no particular advocacy points for these meetings, but this may be a good opportunity to give a more comprehensive overview of mosquito and vector control operations, particularly touching on the safe and effective use of public health insecticides.    
 
In order to help track these visits a spreadsheet has been placed on the members-section of the MVCAC website ( Advocacy and Legislation---Legislator Meeting Records).  Please record your scheduled visits and any follow-up information in this section to assist in our ongoing outreach and advocacy efforts.  
 
Thanks!
Conlin Reis, Legislative Committee Chair
In This Issue
CDPH Culex kdr resistance testing program for 2019 - district interest?

To: Local Vector Control Agencies
 
As you may recall, in 2014 CDPH-VBDS initiated a program to test   Culex pipiens  and   Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes for   kdr-mediated pyrethroid resistance. The purpose of the program was to provide resistance profiles of local mosquito populations to help vector control agencies make informed decisions with regard to adulticide selection when needed.  In December 2016, the   Culex kdr  program was discontinued due to the decreasing number of submitted samples.
 
VBDS was recently approached by local vector control agencies inquiring about the potential for reinstating the   Culex kdr testing program. Testing would be fee-based at $10 per mosquito.
 
Please contact me if your agency would be interested in participating in such a program. My contact information is below. Thank you!
 
Sarah A. Billeter, PhD
 
Associate Public Health Biologist
California Department of Public Health
Vector-Borne Disease Section
2151 Convention Center Way, Suite 226
Ontario CA 91764
Office: (909) 937-3443
Fax: (909) 937-3456
2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18
Applications for the 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Monday, December 3, 2018. 

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.
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.

10/31/18: Mosquito-to-mosquito infections keep dengue circulating - Cornell Chronicle
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.
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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.