San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD)

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Member Information

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The Board of Trustees Member of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) acts as a representative for Redwood City and assists the district in making decisions that shape and mold the District's public health program. The member selected by the City of Redwood City represents our City's interests and reports back to the City Council about the District's operations on a regular basis.

The SMCMVCD is an independent, property tax-funded district within San Mateo County that was originally founded to provide mosquito surveillance and control to county residents. The District's role expanded over the years to provide yellow jacket nest removal, insect identification, and vector-borne disease surveys to participating county residents. SMCMVCD also educates the community with presentations to schools and agencies, as well as providing students with opportunities to gain real scientific work experience and skills.

To be considered as Redwood City's representative, applicants must be a Redwood City resident and at least 21 years old. Experience in biology or any other health-related science is not required, but the SMCMVCD asks that members have an interest in learning about the services of the SMCMVCD and sharing information about those services. The Redwood City member will be appointed for either a two year or a four year term by the Mayor in consultation with the Vice Mayor. Board meetings are once a month on the second Wednesday each month, and run from 7pm to approximately 9:30pm. (No meetings in August and December.)