We are an agency that protects public health through
science-based program of integrated vector management,
which is responsive to the community, and prepared to
adapt to new challenges.
To safeguard the health and comfort of the citizens of San Mateo
County through a science-based program of integrated vector
1. Reduce or eliminate host-seeking vector
populations and maintain consistency in control operations by
evaluating vector populations before and after they are carried
2. Use scientific methods to evaluate the
distribution of vectors and vector-borne diseases in nature and
work toward preventing the occurrence of human cases among
3. Engage in research and development to
optimize the District’s ability to carry out its mission with
4. Maintain a highly motivated, productive
staff that is aware of, and has access to, the latest materials,
technologies, and techniques in vector control.
5. Ensure residents are aware of the District’s
Integrated Vector Management Program and cooperate with
recommendations to reduce populations of vectors and minimize the
risk to human health posed by vectors.
6. Ensure that residents are aware of District
services, utilize them as needed, and are satisfied with the
service they receive.
7. Cultivate strong, mutually beneficial
relationships with local, state, county, and federal
8. Conduct all aspects of District business in
a transparent and accountable manner.
9. Adequately maintain the District’s physical
assets and keep them up to date with the best technology
10. Anticipate and be prepared to respond to
future scientific, operational, and financial challenges.
11. Ensure that the Board of Trustees operates
in an ethical manner, makes sound decisions based on current and
complete information, and has the capacity to lead the agency
12. Ensure that District finances are
adequately managed to provide for long term financial stability