IID Cancels Election of Officers

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IMPERIAL — At the Imperial Irrigation District board meeting Monday, at the top of the agenda was the election of the 2017 officers of the board, naming a new board president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary.

Without explanation, the issue was pulled from the agenda. Then, Tuesday IID director Matt Dessert was officially named the new Air Pollution Control Officer at the Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting.  He is currently the IID board’s vice president, and  next in line to become the board president.

Dessert will resign from the IID Board January 13th, before beginning his new job January 16th. The seat Dessert occupies as IID director ends in 2018.

According to California Water Code, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors can fill vacancies by appointment for IID directors within 60 days. The appointed director must run in the next succeeding general district election.

If the vacancy is not filled, the board of directors may call a special election.