2016 Dodd Short Courses
January 24th - 29th, 2016
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel
350 South Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
In Memory of Glennon David Dodd, 1948-1991
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Glennon David Dodd was, for 10 of the 15 years that he was in
mosquito control, the Assistant Director of Indian River Mosquito Control District,
in Vero Beach, Florida. To those who knew him well, and for those who did not know
him, he was much more than an assistant director. He was the spiritual leader for
mosquito control in the mosquito control profession. He was the first to recognize
that mosquito control had to get into the employee training business. Glenn was
the force that got it started. He called upon his substantial intellect, his colleagues,
especially Jim Robinson of Pasco County Mosquito Control District and Bill Opp,
then with HRS/DACS and now retired from Lee County Mosquito Control District, his
other friends, and his future friends to organize and present several “courses”
in Vero Beach during the fall of 1984.
The six courses taught that year were more appropriately called group discussions
and they were about a variety of topics of interest to mosquito control such as
surveillance, larvicides, adulticides, application equipment and computers. The
participants were principally the directors and biologists of Florida programs who
sat around in a semicircle in various locations and “talked about things.”
What started as a simple idea has blossomed into one of the largest and, arguably,
the best sets of training courses for mosquito control in the world today. This
year over 25 courses are offered, from a half-day to several days in length. Each
year, those of us on the Dodd Short Course Committee ask ourselves if Glenn would
be pleased with what we are doing in his name.
Naming the courses for Glenn, after his sudden and tragic death in 1991, was not
simply a gesture of thanks and recognition of Glenn’s contributions. His name became
a constant reminder to us of the high ideals that Glenn personified. We hope you
find that the 2010 Dodd Short Courses described in this brochure meet your training
needs and expectations.
We think Glenn would be proud of this year’s offerings.