NAPLES, FL (August 15, 2018) – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has appointed Michael V. Reagen, Ph.D., to the Collier Mosquito Control District Board of Commissioners. Reagen is filling the Board seat vacated earlier this year when David Chapman resigned from the elected position.
The District’s five commissioners are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates the state’s mosquito control organizations and under Florida Statutes 388, any mid-term vacancy on the board is filled by appointment by the Commissioner of Agriculture to complete the term. Reagen will serve the District’s Seat 5 position through December 2020.
Reagen is the retired President and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and is a business consultant and advisor. He serves on the David Lawrence Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Collier Citizens Council. Previously, Reagen served as the President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, the Senior Vice President for Des Moines University, and Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Human Services.
“Mr. Reagen is bringing his extensive professional background and community dedication to the District’s policy-setting Board,” says the District’s Executive Director Patrick Linn. “As our community continues to grow and the District strives to meet the needs of our expanding population, the expertise and perspective he brings to the table will greatly benefit the citizens we serve.”
About Collier Mosquito Control District
The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District), created in 1950, is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida contributing to the health, welfare, and comfort of District residents through integrated pest management programs that suppress mosquito populations. These programs use the safest and most economical means available to enhance quality of life while having minimal adverse effects on people, wildlife, and the environment. The District is dedicated to using best practices to uphold the public trust, applying sound science, and maintaining economic responsibility. For more information, call (239) 436-1000 or visit www.cmcd.org.