Press release

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District Recognized as “District of Distinction”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District Recognized as “District of Distinction”

Burlingame, CA – 21 April 2017

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District received the “District of Distinction” accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations. The District is the first mosquito and vector control district in California to be designated a District of Distinction.

“SDLF provides an independent audit review of the last three years of the district’s operations to ensure prudent fiscal practices,” said Neil McCormick, SDLF Chief Executive Officer. The committee members who review the audits are volunteers from the special district community, including district controllers, directors of finance and certified general managers.

In addition, the district’s board of directors and executive staff must also show proof of educational training in public governance, as well as compliance with ethics and harassment prevention training.

Furthermore, in order to receive the recognition, the district’s website must include posting of transparency requirements, including: election procedure and deadlines, posted board meeting schedule and agendas, current district budget, most recent financial audit, and a list of compensation of board members and staff or a link to the State Controller’s webpage with the data.

It is the mission of San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District to safeguard the health and comfort of the citizens of San Mateo County through a planned program to monitor and reduce mosquitoes and other vectors.

SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.

Contact:

Megan Sebay, Public Health Education and Outreach Officer

msebay@smcmvcd.org

1351 Rollins Rd.

Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 344-8592

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