The Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District (SLCMAD) is a Special Service District with its own mission, bylaws, taxing status, and governing authority. Because its boundaries closely mirror Salt Lake City, its members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Board is responsible for overseeing the district's budget, mission, and daily activities. The District has broad powers to act expediently to meet the emergency needs of rapid mosquito development and avoidance of public health and nuisance hazards. The SLCMAD may take all necessary and proper steps for the extermination of mosquitoes, flies, crickets, grasshoppers and other insects and to abate as nuisances all stagnant pools of water or other breeding places.
Powers and Duties
Act expediently to meet emergency needs of rapid mosquito development. Take necessary steps for extermination of mosquitoes, flies, crickets, and other insects. Abate nuisances in stagnant pools of water and other breeding places
Five people, appointed by the Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council, serve on the Mosquito Abatement District Board of Trustees. All members must be Salt Lake City residents. Each term is four years and members may serve up to two consecutive terms.