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Our objective is to prevent and control vectors and vector-borne disease. To effectively accomplish this, the following departments interact cooperatively: Administration, Scientific-Technical Services, Operations, Maintenance and Community Affairs. Currently, there are a total of 67 permanent full-time staff members.

To reach us by phone, please call 562-944-9656.

Frequently requested:

To ensure prompt response, please fill out the Service Request form or call 562-944-9656.
Please email our Community Affairs Department at

You can also download our brochures and other literature in our Resources section.

Please email LeShawn Simplis-Barnes at or visit to learn more.
Birds are part of the West Nile virus transmission cycle. Reporting dead birdsĀ helps the state health department and vector control agencies track the virus.

People can report dead birds to:

West Nile Hotline

Get Directions to our Offices:

District Headquarters
12545 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
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Sylmar Branch
16320 Foothill Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Office Hours: 8AM- 4:30PM
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Administrative Staff and Supervisory Personnel

View our District’sĀ Organizational Chart.


General Email
Truc Dever General Manager
Mark Daniel Director of Operations
Susanne Kluh Director of Scientific-Technical Services
Kelly Middleton Director of Community Affairs
Rakesha Thomas Director of Human Resources
Carolyn Weeks Director of Fiscal Operations
Luke DeNitto Facilities & Maintenance Supervisor
Alan Shaffer Information Technology Administrator
Mark Hall Operations Supervisor – SFS
Wesley Collins Operations Supervisor – Sylmar
Kevin Vargas Underground Storm Drain Supervisor
Levy Sun Public Information Officer | Media Inquiries
Shenell Benson Human Resources Assistant

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