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Mosquito and Vector Control Trustee Dies, Served County for 29 Years

Nancy Brownfield served on the board of the county's mosquito and vector control for nearly three decades.

by Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District staff:

The staff and trustees of the CCMVCD grieve the passage of trustee Nancy Brownfield, who died on May 5, 2012.

Nancy served on the board of trustees for the District for nearly 29 years, beginning her tenure on August 16, 1983.

Nancy held bachelor's degrees in entomology and parasitology from the University of California, Berkeley; a bachelor's degree in agricultural biology from California State Pomona; and a master's degree in public administration (MPA) from California State Hayward. Nancy had previously worked for the California Department of Health Services in the counties of Alameda and Stanislaus in their agricultural departments. She was a certified, state-licensed pest control advisor. In addition to serving on the board of trustees for the District, Nancy also worked as an integrated pest management specialist for the East Bay Regional Park District for 25 years. 

"Nancy really knew our business--that was her expertise," said Craig Downs, general manager with the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. "She served the District very well because she really understood the science and the biology. She was such a strong, technically savvy trustee. She will be missed."

Over the decades, Nancy served on nearly all of the board's committees and was president of  the board in 1990. She was well known to District staff for her genuine and strong dedication to the District, as well as her proficiency in and support of their education and public relations efforts.

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, an independent special district and public health agency, is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord. The District provides services for the vectors mosquitoes, rats and mice, yellowjackets, skunks, and ticks. Learn more.

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