OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE VIRGINIA MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION
Step 1: Membership
The 2021 virtual conference and VDACS recertification offered through the conference will be free to all members this year. Links and directions of how to participate will be emailed so we ask that you please renew your membership or if you're new to our organization, please sign up to be a member for 2021.
Form and payment information can be found on our membership page.
If you are unable or prefer not to pay for membership, you can register for the 2021 Virtual Conference including recertification for the same cost of $15. The conference/registration form can be found at the bottom of this page along with a PayPal link to pay via PayPal or credit/debit. If you need an invoice or would like to pay via cash or check, please follow the instructions on the form.
If you are a 2021 member or plan to pay for membership, there is no need to register or pay for the conference or recertification.
Step 2: Mark your calendar
GoToMeeting Webinars to be held:
January 26th 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
January 27th 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM*
*last hour is annual business meeting
Instructions on how to sign up and how the webinars work will be emailed to members.
Step 3: Check your pesticide applicator status
Recertification will be offered at the 2021 VMCA Virtual Conference. Our paperwork has been approved by VDACS to satisfy the recertification requirements for Registered Technician (60) and Categories 8 and 10.
VMCA members and conference goers will be emailed a link to find instructions for recertification. You will need to participate in both days of the conference, fill out appropriate paperwork and have a supervisor sign off (details will be shared), and mail paperwork to VMCA secretary by a defined dead line.
More details TBA.
The VMCA Executive Board has voted unanimously to cancel the in-person 2021 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association, due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of other states in the region and nationally have also cancelled in-person meetings. During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our membership and those we serve is at the forefront of this decision. Budget cuts, jurisdictional travel restrictions, and safety issues surrounding large gatherings were all considered as we weighed our options.
The next in-person meeting of the VMCA has been rescheduled for January 25-27, 2022 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Sincere appreciation goes to Charles Abadam, who was able to renegotiate our contract for 2022 without incurring any of the thousands of dollars in cancellation fees that the organization would have been responsible for if we chose to cancel and re-book somewhere else the following year.
The Executive Board has decided to hold this year's conference virtually and you can find all those details on this page as well as via membership emails. If you believe you are a member but are not receiving emails, please contact us at VirginiaMosquito@gmail.com