About

Commissioners

 Matthew Abbott

Matthew Abbott
2007-Current

Gary Joiner

Gary Joiner
2005-Current

Sandra Applefield

Sandra Applefield
1997-Current

The Pasco County Mosquito Control District is an Independent Taxing District with a board of three elected Commissioners. This elected position is non-partisan with no political affiliation. These Commissioners are elected “at large” and are not representative of any specific geographical region within the Pasco County. The Commissioners are elected for a 4 year term, with two seats elected on the same year, and the 3rd seat is elected 2 years later. If there should be a vacancy on the board, it would be filled by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term by the Commissioner of Agriculture from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

The Commissioners serve as the fiscal guardians of the tax-payers of Pasco County. Their primary function is to make decisions on setting the annual budget and millage rates based on the recommendations of the District’s Director. Additionally, they review and approve checks and purchase orders, and review and approve the policy decisions of the District. The Commissioners are on a rotating monthly schedule to approve and sign vendor payments and payroll each week.

The Commissioners meet once a month for the District’s Board meetings and as needed for special workshops. There are also two Budget Hearings held every year in September to give the final approval on the budget and millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The Board has voted to rotate duties between Commissioners annually, so that each may have the opportunity to serve as the Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The public is always welcome to attend any of our monthly meeting as well as the Budget Hearings in September. The District enjoys hearing feedback from the residents.

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  • The Pasco County Mosquito Control District is committed to assuring the quality of life in our community. If you experience mosquito activity or notice invasive aquatic weeds that harbor mosquitoes in your area, please contact us.
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