Join AMCA in Washington D.C. this May
Learn how to become an advocate
Learn to become a mosquito control activist with the ability to educate key legislators and policymakers on the importance of mosquito control, the work you do, and how federal actions impact your job and the communities we all serve.
Public health agencies face various challenges due to a lack of resources, misinformation, and lack of basic infrastructure, which became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. This requires immediate attention to avoid further public health deficiencies.
Those who work in and around D.C. can help you through targeted actions that strengthen existing vector control, advance the science that allows vector control to adapt to new challenges, and equip local agencies with the tools they need to be effective. Then it’s up to us to make vector-borne disease prevention and control programs sustainable. This conference will provide a deep dive into how you can help pave the way for the vector control programs of tomorrow.
We need you to join us in Washington!
It is vital for members of the association, like you, to impact the narrative taking place on and around Capitol Hill. AMCA leadership typically meets with federal agency staff to provide updates while in D.C. for Washington Days.
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
A special block of rooms has been secured for the AMCA Washington Conference attendees at The Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel, AMCA's official headquarter hotel for the conference.
AMCA is pleased to offer the following AMCA room block discounted hotel rates for our attendees:
Single/Double occupancy: $253.00 per room, per night
Room rates are in USD($) and DOES NOT include the state and hotel tax of 15.5% (subject to change).
The housing deadline is April 21, 2024. Please note that your reservation may be modified or canceled up to 72 hours before arrival. If you would like to extend your stay outside of May 14-18 please contact the hotel directly.
Gearing Up for Washington- Informational Call
If you'd like to participate at the 2024 Washington Conference but are apprehensive about meeting with congressional offices, the AMCA will be hosting a conference call to answer questions and prepare you for a meaningful visit to D.C.
THE CALL WILL TAKE PLACE ON Wednesday, March 20 AT 11:00 AM PACIFIC TIME
Travel Stipend Awards
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 29, 2024
RECIPIENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED NO LATER THAN APRIL 5, 2024.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The intended use of travel stipends is to encourage the attendance of AMCA members who have never participated in this meeting before, particularly members from states or Congressional districts that have lacked such representation in the past. AMCA awards a limited amount of travel stipends to attendees who meet these two criteria:
- AMCA member in good standing
- Attending the 2024 Annual Washington Conference for the first time
HOW ARE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?
The final determination of which applicants receive the travel stipends is made by the AMCA Washington Conference Chair in conference with the AMCA Legislative and Regulatory Committee Chair. In addition to the criteria above, special consideration is made for members from states or Congressional districts that have Senators or Representatives holding key committee positions affecting our mosquito control issues. If the pool of travel funds permits, AMCA may also provide limited support to members who have attended in the past but now face budget restrictions that prevent them from attending on their own.
WHAT DOES THE TRAVEL STIPEND COVER?
Travel Stipends are reimbursed for eligible travel expenses up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Eligible travel expenses are defined as follows:
- Airfare: We reimburse the cost (full or partial) of roundtrip coach-class airfare from your home airport to the Washington, DC area (Dulles, Reagan, or BWI).
- Airport parking: If you must leave a vehicle at your home airport, AMCA will reimburse up to $10.00/day, up to a maximum of $40.00 for 4 days.
- Driving: If you drive to Washington, DC from your home city/town, AMCA will reimburse you at the rate of $.545/mile (gas receipts are not reimbursed in addition to mileage reimbursement).
- Hotel: The AMCA group rate at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel is $253/night (plus applicable city, state and local taxes).
- Meals: You can request reimbursement for the following meals up to the following limits:
Mon lunch - $10
Mon dinner - $20
Tue breakfast - included in registration
Tue lunch - $15
Tue dinner - $25
Wed breakfast - included in registration
Wed lunch - $15
Wed dinner - $25
- Meeting registration: Registration is $125 for AMCA Members and $175 for non-members
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AWARDED A TRAVEL STIPEND
You must make your own hotel reservation and travel arrangements. After the meeting, you will send all receipts and your reimbursement request form to AMCA Headquarters. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000; therefore some expenses may only be reimbursed in part, depending on your total expenses.
THANK YOU TO ALL TRAVEL STIPEND SPONSORS.