San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District uses an integrated pest management strategy to safeguard the health and comfort of the residents of San Mateo County. Our service area includes the entirety of San Mateo County (above).
State law defines a special district as “any agency of the State for local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries” (Government Code 1627[d]). Basically, a special district is a separate local governmental agency formed to provide local services.
Inadequate tax bases and competing demands for existing tax dollars make it hard for cities and counties to provide all of the services their citizens desire. When residents or landowners want new or higher levels of existing services, they form special districts to pay for them.
The Board of Trustees consists of 21 members, one from each city and one representative for the County at-large. Trustees are appointed by their respective City Council to govern the Mosquito and Vector Control District knowledgeably and effectively. They serve for a term of two or four years and are highly dedicated to this community service.
The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District staff consists of certified vector control technicians and other professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding the health and comfort of the residents of San Mateo County.
In 2018, the Board and staff of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District updated its Strategic Plan. A Strategic Planning Committee was formed in spring 2018 consisting of Trustees Rick Wykoff (Committee Chair), Donna Rutherford, Wade Leschyn, Raymond Williams, Chris Levin-Young, and Claudia Mazzetti. Working with District staff, the committee reviewed and revised the District’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and list of Objectives.