Your digest for December 2023.
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- This year was one for the books! Before we all head home for the holidays, check out our 2023 Outreach Efforts in the graph below:
- The biggest highlight of 2023 is our Transparency Certificate of Excellence award, which was given to us by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
- The SDLF recognized our District’s outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance with residents and other stakeholders.
- Not only did we reach 1,785 students this year, but we were able to map out where Aedes mosquito eggs were present.
- These results are important to our Surveillance and Operations departments who monitor and control mosquitoes in your community. See results below.
- This year was a great one for fine tuning our disease response plan.
- From press releases, to enhanced neighborhood support, to enhanced trapping, to notifying the public about disease risk in their neighborhood, our District worked tirelessly to serve our residents.
- In lighter and educational news, every holiday season, we try to create a holiday song with the world’s most famous mosquito, Ada Eez.
- This year, she appears in our holiday video, Jingle Bell Rock: Mosquito Edition.
Our Gift to You: A Mosquito Holiday Playlist
We continue to focus on maintaining essential vector surveillance including mosquito trap routes, arbovirus testing, providing weekly data to the District, and maintaining the mosquito fish and mosquito colonies.
- We saw an influx of Aedes mosquitoes this year and resients felt it.
- In the chart below, we compare year-to-year mosquito presence from our trap collections.
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Communications Department Mission Statement:
Increase transparency and credibility through multi-media dialogue in order to engage and motivate internal, local, regional, statewide, and nationwide stakeholders to take action and become public health agents of change in their communities.
🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant