The Clackamas County Vector Control District is responsible for control of flies and mosquitoes within Clackamas County. Control of these vectors is not intended to be total eradication since the concept of total eradication is unachievable and environmentally unsound, requiring unacceptable quantities of pesticide. The goals of the District, therefore, are to limit the number of vectors thus reducing annoyance and the likelihood of vector borne disease for persons living in the District.
Vector Control Objectives
To eliminate existing mosquito breeding sources and to prevent new ones in order to permit full use and enjoyment of backyards and recreational facilities; to permit mosquito-free agricultural and industrial working conditions; and to protect public health and comfort.
Board of Trustees
The governing power is vested in the Board of Trustees appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve without pay for a four-year term of office. The Board of Trustees meet regularly each month, on the second Tuesday at 4:30 pm, and all meetings are open to the public. At each January meeting the Board elects a Chairperson, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board employs a District Director to carry out the policies established by the Board.
The Clackamas County Vector Control District is a special district with its own tax base (currently .0065/$1000 of assessed value or 65 cents per $100,000 of assessed value). The District maintains its own buildings, ponds, vehicles, and equipment. All personnel employed by the District receive certified training and are Oregon Licensed Pesticide Applicators.