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Finding Funding to Fight the New Guys in Town: Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus

A Webinar for California Special Districts, Cities, and Counties providing Mosquito and Vector Control Services
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to Noon Register

This Webinar is designed specifically to introduce and educate staff and decision makers at mosquito and vector control agencies to the funding options available for Mosquito and Vector Control Services in California. This will be an interactive session providing an overview of the different funding mechanisms available to mosquito control agencies, and will offer ideas to successfully navigate through the political, financial, legal, and administrative requirements for a successful ballot measure.

An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Maria Garcia-Adarve

Maria Garcia-Adarve

Senior Consultant, SCI Consulting Group

Maria Garcia-Adarve specializes in and leads new local revenue measure balloting projects and opinion research for SCI. Since 2000, she has been partnering with her clients through all the phases of new revenue projects and works hard to enable them to expand their services. Whether they need a new public facility or secured jobs for vital public service providers, she is committed to helping people and communities. Maria often takes on challenging projects where she often develops good friendships with her clients. Her past experiences, in human resources and in the banking industry, enhance her ability to lead some of the largest projects for SCI.
Maria graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Information Systems.

Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes

Senior Consultant, SCI Consulting Group

Susan Barnes specializes in and leads opinion research and new local revenue measure balloting projects, including both benefit assessments and special taxes. She uses her excellent facilitation and public speaking experience when working with staff and board members, as well as with constituent groups. Susan’s diligent work enables agencies to raise the funds needed in order to obtain and maintain the facilities and services their communities desire. She also utilizes her broad project management experience to deliver her projects on time and on budget.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Sonoma State University.

Frank Clarke

Frank Clarke

Vice President, Clarke

Frank Clarke is Vice President, Strategic Development and Key Accounts for Clarke, and is one of the Clarke family shareholders.
He began his career with Clarke unofficially at the age of 10, working for his father at the first Clarke operations center in LaGrange, IL. His job: washing trucks and cleaning the yard. By age 16 he was scheduling mosquito control service work and performing service applications.
Formal education took Frank to Ole’ Miss where he graduated with a degree in Finance and Banking. Before coming back to the family business, he spent several years in New Orleans working in banking and then opened his own Sonitrol security alarm franchise.
Then in 1996, Frank formally joined the Company. The first formal service account he secured was with the Disney city of Celebration, Florida. Since then, Frank has sold public health mosquito control products, services and equipment throughout the southern two thirds of Florida. As the region expanded its number of service locations, Frank’s role changed as a result of his abilities to see solutions for large mosquito control programs. In 2011, he was made Vice President, Strategic Development and Key Accounts, working with large abatement district and public mosquito control programs across the nation.



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