Established by the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (“SRB”) on October 18, 2017, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 252, the PVMCD provides mosquito control services to and is currently membership from municipalities in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. The PVMCD falls under the oversight of the SRB, which sits within the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and a five member board of Commissioners, appointed by the SRB.
- Jeanne Galloway - Chair
- Aimee M. Petrosky
- Carolyn S. Ness
- Gregory R. Lewis
- Merridith A. O’Leary
The Commissioners live or work in the Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties and oversee the operation of the PVMCD. All decisions are made in a fiscally responsible manner reflective of the needs of its member communities and funding available to provide services. The PVMCD advocates public outreach and education through cooperative efforts with local officials, school departments and the news media.
As of January 9, 2020.
- East Longmeadow
- South Hadley
- West Springfield
All municipalities are required to appropriate a minimum of $5,000 to the PVMCD in order to join. In addition to these funds, the PVMCD received funding through a Massachusetts Community Compact Grant, as well as a one-time funding from DPH:
FY17/18 Efficiency and Regionalization grant recipient:
FY17: Establish the Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control District (Deerfield, Greenfield, East Longmeadow Montague, Palmer, South Hadley, Southampton) - $35,310.
FY18: Mosquito Control District (Deerfield, Bernardston, Conway, East Longmeadow, Hadley, Montague, Northampton, Palmer, Shelburne, Southampton, South Hadley) - $150,000.
FY18: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided one-time grant funding in the amount of $100,000 to the PVMCD to assist with the start-up costs associated with establishing a mosquito control district.