Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District Trustee Opening

The Alameda City Council is seeking residents to serve on the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors and each of the elected Councils of the 13 cities within the District appoint one Trustee to represent its constituency on the governing board of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District. The Board of Trustees consists of individuals dedicated to community service and willing to accrue the knowledge required to effectively govern a mosquito abatement district. The current board members possess a variety of skills and expertise in business, government, civil engineering, electrical engineering, general contracting, automotive mechanics, agriculture, genetics, medicine, medical entomology, environmental law, environmental health, scientific research, physics, law enforcement, fire science, public health and sanitary engineering.

The diversity of knowledge possessed by the trustees provides a broad conceptual framework within which Board decision-making occurs. In these turbulent times in local government, the knowledge base provided by the trustees is an invaluable resource.

The trustees serve two-year terms without compensation, but receive allowances for expenses incurred in attending business meetings of the Board. The regular Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the District's administrative offices, 23187 Connecticut Street, Hayward at 5:00 p.m. and the meetings are open to the public.

Application forms may be obtained from, and filed with, the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380; via the City’s website ( or by telephoning the Office of the City Clerk at 747-4800.

Interested persons are encouraged to apply by November 21, 2012.