SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing two vacancies on the California Cotton Pest Control Board.
The Food and Agricultural Code (FAC), Sections 6001-6006.6, authorizes the Secretary to establish the California Cotton Pest Control Board (CCPCB). The Board shall be advisory to the Secretary on matters which pertain to the control of cotton pests and carry out its authority specified in this article as provided in Section 6006. The FAC also authorizes the appointment of a ten-member board that shall consist of at least one cotton grower from each of the major cotton-growing counties in the state, and one member who is not a cotton grower and who represents the public.
There is no set term limit for members that serve on the California Cotton Pest Control Board. The Members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of travel expenses incurred and necessary to attend Board Meetings in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration. Members are considered public officials and must be willing to comply with necessary disclosure requirements.
One vacancy is for a Cotton Grower representative from a major cotton-growing county. The second vacancy is for a Public Member representative that is not a cotton grower.Individuals interested in being considered for a Board appointment should send a brief letter of interest and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire with resume to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Integrated Pest Control Branch, 2895 N. Larkin Ave, Suite A, Fresno, CA 93727, Attention: Canh Nguyen, by November 30, 2023. The Appointment Questionnaire is located at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/IPC/pinkbollworm/pbw_hp.htm
For additional information, visit the branch’s web page at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/IPC/pinkbollworm/pbw_hp.htm; or contact: Michelle Dennis, Branch Chief of the Integrated Pest Control Branch at (916) 262-1102, by fax (916) 262-2020, or e-mail email@example.com.
–California Department of Food and Agriculture