19th ANNUAL WASHINGTON CONFERENCE

 

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May 15-17, 2017

The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Washington, DC

 

The 19th Annual AMCA Washington Conference took place May 15-17, 2017 at The Melrose Georgetown Hotel. More than one hundred AMCA members met to discuss issues that can only be resolved at the Federal level. The Washington Conference is geared towards those  US AMCA members concerned with the impacts of the decisions the federal government makes that have an effect on mosquito control and public health pesticides.  

 

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Click Here for Current Attendee List (updated April 26, 2017)

Click Here for a list of Key Staff Members

 

HR 953: The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

S 340: The Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017

 

Congressional Staff Briefing

State of Mosquito Control in the U.S.

Protection of Public Health; Gaps Exposed by the Zika Virus

Two congressional staff briefings took place on May 16, 2017. 

Purpose: Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes continues to infect women, causing devastating birth defects in children. In these sessions, mosquito control experts will update Congressional staff on the current state of mosquito control in the U.S. The briefing will focus on gaps exposed by the Zika virus, most recent Zika developments, and what’s needed to enhance capacity to meet these challenges and produce new tools to protect public health. 

HOUSE - House Committee on Transportation, Rm: 2253 Rayburn

SENATE - Dirksen Senate, Rm: SD-G11

View the official AMCA Congressional Staff Briefing invitation. 

Click here to view the HOUSE only invite.

Click here to view the SENATE only invite.

 

 

2017 Mentoring Program

If you have been participating in the conference for a few years and are willing to share your knowledge and experience, please consider volunteering to mentor to a new attendee. 

As a mentor you will:

  • Help set up Congressional appointments
  • Participate in a Monday morning informational session on May 15 at 10 am
  • Guide your mentee to the Hill
  • Join your mentee for at least the first couple of Hill visits

New members requesting assistance and potential mentors — contact Angela Beehler via email angela@mosquitocontrol.org or call 509-967-2414 to be paired up today!

  

THANK YOU 2017 WASHINGTON CONFERENCE SPONSORS! 

                      

                                                

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