Santa Fe Springs, CA (March 14, 2022) – In a unanimous vote on Thursday, March 11th, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) Board of Trustees approved a contract agreement with Susanne Kluh as the next General Manager of the District. Kluh was most recently appointed as the Interim General Manager selected to lead the District while the Board conducted an extensive search to fill the position.
“We are very excited to have Susanne as the next General Manager of the Greater LA County Vector Control District,” said Board President Emily Holman. “Susanne has established a stellar reputation as a leader in the vector control world, both in the state of California and across the United States.”
Kluh has served as the Director of Scientific-Technical Services for GLACVCD, the largest vector control agency in Los Angeles County, since 2009. During her tenure as Director, Kluh lead the agency during West Nile virus outbreaks by promoting safe, effective mosquito control methods rooted in surveillance data. Additionally, Kluh guided District staff during the introduction of invasive Aedes mosquito and has been a leading figure for the state in its efforts to develop effective strategies towards Aedes control.
“I’ve dedicated 23 years of public service to the residents, Board of Trustees, and staff of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, and I look forward to leading the organization,” said General Manager Susanne Kluh. “With the guidance of the Board and the support of our dedicated staff, I will continue to strive towards protecting residents from vector-borne diseases and to move vector control services further into an ecologically sustainable future.”
Kluh began her career at the District as a limited-term employee tasked with stormwater monitoring in 1999. She later joined the surveillance department as a vector ecologist and served in that capacity for seven years before leading the department. Kluh received her Master of Science in Biology from the Karl Ruprecht University in Heidelberg, Germany.
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