The Butte County Mosquito Abatement District was formed in June 1948. The District covers 1600 square miles, and includes all of Butte County, except the small areas served by the Durham and Oroville Mosquito Abatement Districts, which were formed earlier. The District also includes the Hamilton City area of Glenn County. In April of 1994, "Vector Control" was added to the District name to reflect the additional disease surveillance and information now provided.
The mission of BCMVCD is primarily to suppress mosquito-transmitted disease and to also reduce the annoyance levels of mosquitoes and diseases associated with ticks, fleas and other vectors through environmentally compatible control practices and public education.
Board of Trustees
The District is a non-profit special district governed by a board of eleven trustees that set policy for the District. County Supervisors and City Councils appoint trustees. The Board of Trustees meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm, alternating between the District headquarters in Oroville at 5117 Larkin Road or the Chico substation at 444 Otterson Drive in Chico. See Agenda below for current location. Per the California Health & Safety Code 2024 (Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6.) (a) Except as provided in Section 2023, the term of office for a member of the board of trustees shall be for a term of two or four years, at the discretion of the appointing authority. Terms of office commence at noon on the first Monday in January.
|Position||Trustee Name||Area Represented||Length||Start||End|
|President||Dr. Albert Beck||County District 1||4-Year||2018||2021|
|Vice President||Dr. Larry Kirk||City of Chico||4-Year||2018||2021|
|Secretary||James Bo Sheppard||City of Biggs||4-Year||2019||2022|
|Asst. Secretary||Melissa Schuster||Town of Paradise||2-Year||2019||2020|
|Trustee||Carl Starkey||County District 2||4-Year||2017||2020|
|Trustee||Phil LaRocca||County District 3||4-Year||2019||2022|
|Trustee||Steve Ostling||County District 4||4-Year||2017||2020|
|Trustee||Michael Barth||County District 5||4-Year||2020||2023|
|Trustee||Bruce Johnson||City of Gridley||4-Year||2020||2023|
|Trustee||Gordon Andoe||City of Oroville||4-Year||2018||2021|
Matthew C. Ball
Douglas E. Weseman
The District is signatory to California Department of Public Health's cooperative agreement and operates in accordance with California Health and Safety code, sections 2000 to 2910, known as mosquito abatement and vector control district law.
The District program is funded almost entirely by property taxes at the rate of .00013179 x assessed value.
Current Fiscal Budgets
District Financial Audit
Current State Controllers Compensation Report
The District currently maintains 16 full-time employees on its staff. In addition, the District hires ten to fourteen seasonal employees during the mosquito season.
Where we are located
Oroville: 5117 Larkin Road, Oroville
Chico: 444 Otterson Drive, Chico