February 2020
Don't Forget to Register for the 2020
AMCA Annual Meeting!!
The 86th Annual Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association, will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from March 16 - March 20, 2020. This meeting will consist of educational sessions and exhibits that illustrate and highlight the latest science, technology and products used to conduct research and control vectors. The meeting will also provide ample opportunities to network with vector control professionals, researchers and educators from around the world during multiple social events.
Hotel Rooms Still Available
Crowne Plaza Portland
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Legislative and Regulatory Update
The AMCA Legislative and Regulatory (L&R) Committee had four major action items in February; we submitted comments on proposed risk reduction measures for pyrethroids , commented on protective measures for the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee under the Endangered Species Act , sent out the latest survey maintaining AMCA’s Gold membership in the EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP), and contacted AMCA members in key states to ensure mosquito control programs are sufficiently funded for the next fiscal year. These topics pertinent to your operation and many others will be discussed during the L&R Symposium (Tuesday afternoon) of the Annual Meeting, so you don’t want to miss it. 
 
Timing is Everything
Federal resources are vital to support the protection of public health through the suppression of mosquito-borne disease. Such funding is needed for state, county, district, and municipal mosquito control programs in their operations, discovery of innovative tools, research and development to foster new vector control technologies and other activities. Funding requests are due to be submitted to Congress in early March, then AMCA members attending the Washington Conference May 12 th visit Congressional offices to support those requests. 

Congress is now reviewing funding for FY21 through the annual appropriations process and you can make a difference by weighing in with your member of Congress to support Mosquito and Vector-Borne Disease activities . These efforts include funding of the recently approved 2019  Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Programs (SMASH Act ) for state, county, district, and municipal mosquito control programs, as well as the  Kay Hagen TICK ACT,  which increases capacities to identify report, prevent, and respond to vector-borne disease public health threats, including mosquito borne disease. Help us by sending a letter of support to your legislators Click here for a list of key states/Member staff email addresses.

PESP
The AMCA is a Gold Level member in the EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, and this is all due to your work in the field. The program allows our organizations to be recognized for working to reduce risks associated with pesticide applications. The annual survey serves as way to highlight our activities . The deadline for completion is  March 20, 2020 . All AMCA members are encouraged to answer the survey questions that apply to you (skip those that do not apply). CLICK HERE FOR TO TAKE SURVEY.

Thank you to Joe Conlon, Nina Dacko, Mark Clifton, Mike Riles, Gary Goodman, Gabrielle Sakolsky-Hoopes, and all the L&R Committee members for your work this month. It takes a tremendous effort behind the scenes to set AMCA members up for a successful 2020. 
Register for the AMCA 22nd Annual
Washington Conference!
Meet. Learn . Educate. 
 
Join us on May 12-13, 2020 at The Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Washington, DC.

Learn about critical legislative issues facing mosquito control and visit with elected officials to give our field a voice on Capitol Hill.
REGISTRATION: 
  • Member Rate: $70
  • Non-member Rate: $90
  • Guest Tickets: $25 each
CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMCA RESEARCH FUND 
The AMCA Research Fund is currently accepting contributions for future research on mosquito control and related topics. 
Contributions can be made online or by check payable to: 
AMCA Research Fund
One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Journal of the American
Mosquito Control Association
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Past Issues:

Issues published 2005-2017 will continue to be offered to members only through BioOne . Issues published 1969-2004 will still be offered to members only through Biodiversity Heritage Library.
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FEATURED ITEM OF THE MONTH!
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHT
First Name: Caleb

Last Name: Corona

Organization: Iowa State University

City: Ames

State: Iowa

Most used mobile app? Instagram

What was your first job? Working in the Fly Fishing Deparmtent of Bass Pro Shop!

How did you get started in mosquito control?
I was accepted to Iowa State University to study Toxicology in the lab of Dr. Joel Coats. Upon taking a few Entomology classes, I quickly caught the bug for Entomology. It was then when the two fields really began to merge for me. I was able to then combine my interests in Toxicology and Entomology to hopefully benefit society through the development of new tools for vector-borne disease management.

Favorite thing about being an AMCA member?
The community. It is a great thing to be able to regularly interact with members of so many different fields related to vector control. There is always someone that is receptive to bouncing ideas off or that can be of help no mater what your current situation may be. The interactions with all of these individuals has truly made me a more well-rounded scientist. I am lucky to be a part of such a great group!
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP
Anyone with 5 years or less experience in a mosquito-related field (student, mosquito control, government, industry, etc) is eligible to join!
Want to join the AMCA Young Professionals Group?
2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
AMCA offers many options for advertising and sponsorships. We encourage you to take advantage of these exciting opportunities to get your company or entity's name and message across to more than 1,600 AMCA members as well as the general public.


WEBINAR SPONSORSHIP

$1,500 per webinar: AMCA webinars are live, 1-hour, web-based seminars that cover the latest industry hot-topics. Sponsors of webinars receive recognition during the promotion of the webinar via email, website, and during the presentation.
Sponsor benefits include:

  • -Promotional emails for the webinar which include sponsor acknowledgement.
  • AMCA will display sponsor logo on the webinar platform for duration of the webinar. Sponsor to provide company logo.No product names or product logos may be used.
  • Webinar moderator will thank the sponsor at the beginning and end of the presentation.
  • AMCA and/or speaker may use a disclaimer statement indicating that neither party endorses a specific product.


WEBSITE SPONSORSHIP

Homepage Banner: $900 for 3 months
A sponsor provided banner ad will be showcased on the homepage of the new mosquito.org homepage. Sponsor message will remain on the homepage for 3 months and will link to the sponsors website. Size: 728x90

Website Sponsor: $2,100
Sponsor logo will appear at the bottom of the mosquito.org website for the full calendar year. Receive visibility all year round!


NEWSLETTER SPONSORSHIP

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Mosquito Monthly E-Newsletter : $1,100 | 1 per month
Monthly, AMCA distributes Mosquito Monthly, an electronic newsletter showcasing the latest member news of the AMCA. Each issue features a Young Professional Spotlight.


JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION (JAMCA)

With the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (JAMCA) now being published in online open access format, journal advertising is also currently available in an online only format! The journal is accessible to the public and free of charge. Have your message seen beyond the 1,500 AMCA membership. For more information on journal ad packages and pricing, please go here .


If you are interested in any of AMCA's sponsorship opportunities, email amca@mosquito.org or call (888) 626-0630. Sponsorship is offered on a 
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