Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District

 

Title

Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District

Website

http://www.desplainesvalleymad.com/

Contact Name

Bob Holub

Contact Title

Manager

Contact Phone

(708) 447-1765

Contact Email

dvmosquito@sbcglobal.net

Function

The Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District is an independent municipality, established in 1927 by the “Mosquito Abatement Districts Act”.  It is one of the two original mosquito abatement districts formed under this Act.  The District was initially established to control nuisance mosquitoes, primarily Aedes vexans (Meigen) which were produced annually from predominant lowland plains and marshes.  However, as more knowledge was attained regarding specific species and their direct link to disease transmission established, this new dimension of disease vector control was added to the purpose of mosquito abatement.  Currently, both nuisance and vector control operations are carried out by the District.

Term

Four (4) years

Confirmation

Yes, by Cook County Board

Compensation

N/A

Qualifications

Required to be resident in the territory of the District.

Composition

Five (5) trustees, all appointed by President of Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Chair/President

N/A

Authority

70 ILCS 1005, et. seq.


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Name

Term Expires

Appointed By

Position

Francis P. Creadon, Jr.

12/4/06

Cook County Board President

Trustee

Thomas F. Geselbracht

12/4/06

Cook County Board President

Trustee

Mark S. Azzi

12/4/06

Cook County Board President

Trustee

Reatha S. Henry

12/8/12

Cook County Board President

Trustee

Emanuel C. Welch

12/8/08

Cook County Board President

Trustee