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Celebrating 36 1/2 Years of Dedication!

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In the world of public service, there are remarkable individuals who quietly make an enormous impact, shaping the communities they serve. Today, we proudly honor Mitchel R. Weinbaum, the heart and soul of the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District, who is retiring after an incredible 36 1/2-year journey.

Mitchel's story is one of unwavering commitment. He joined the District in October 1987 and dedicated himself to safeguarding the health and well-being of our community. His legacy is a testament to his dedication, as he is currently the longest-serving general manager of a mosquito abatement district in California.

Throughout his tenure, Mitchel wore many hats. He completed two terms on the board of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC), participated as a member of the MVCAC's Legislative Committee for an impressive fifteen years, and served three years on the Vector Control Joint Powers Authority—including one as President. His expertise has been pivotal in guiding our district through some of the most challenging times in mosquito control.

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District, the oldest mosquito control district in Los Angeles County, has witnessed incredible transformations under Mitchel's leadership. He played a pivotal role in protecting our community during the state's West Nile Virus outbreak, ensuring our community's safety with unwavering determination. He also helped lead the County in preparing for a possible outbreak of Zika Virus by training 50 employees of the LA Department of Public Health's Environmental Health Branch on how to respond to and prevent mosquitoes so they could work with other districts across Los Angeles County.

Mitchel's dedication also propelled our district into the modern digital era, embracing technology for more effective mosquito control. His vision and tireless efforts have protected us and set the standard for excellence in mosquito control.

As we bid farewell to a true champion of public health, let us celebrate Mitchel R. Weinbaum's incredible legacy. His commitment, leadership, and unwavering dedication have made our community safer and healthier. Thank you, Mitchel, for 36 1/2 years of service, and may your retirement be filled with joy, adventure, and all the best life has to offer.

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