2021-2022 MMCA Board and Committees
The second part of the summer saw perhaps the worst outbreaks of Aedes vexans in recent years. Frequent summer rainfall combined with heat and humidity provided perfect conditions for hatches to continuously emerge. As a ballpark estimate, at least 5 broods of Aedes vexans completed their growth cycles throughout July and August. Many generations hatched, making the summer extremely busy throughout central and southeast Michigan. I’m sure we are all excited for the cooling temperatures and the end of the season.
For Association updates, MMCA is hosting a virtual 7F Training Seminar on Tuesday, October 19th. This is a great opportunity for applicators and individuals to obtain recertification credits and stay up to date regarding mosquito borne diseases and MDARD regulations. Please sign up and spread the word. Also, the Planning Committee is looking for speakers interested in presenting at the annual conference this year. If you or anyone in your organization is interested in speaking, please reach out to the Planning Committee or MMCA.
Thankfully, Michigan has experienced a rather quiet season regarding EEE cases. As of September 27th, 2021, only one mosquito pool and two mammals tested positive for EEE. However, 28 Michigan residents have been sickened by West Nile virus. For anyone interested, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides a weekly arbovirus update online at: MI Weekly Arbovirus Summary, 2021
As we wrap up a very busy mosquito season, I’d like to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve as president. We hope to see you all virtually for the 7F Training Seminar and in person at the annual conference in February.
Happy fall folks, take it easy
Board Members terms will expire:
February 2022 - Britanie Rountree, Melinda Moreno, and Jessica Fetterman
February 2023 - David Driver & Isaac Blackmon
Awards & Recognition - Kristy Brandt & Ken Misiak
Finance - Melinda Moreno
Legislative Liaison - Carl Doud
Member and Nominating - Britanie Rountree
2022 Conference Planning - Midland County Mosquito Control
Public Education and Information - Ken Misiak
Scientific - Bill Stanuszek
2021 7F Seminar Planning- Rebecca Brandt
Strategic Planning - Carl Doud