EL CENTRO – Imperial Irrigation District was recognized with a Partnership Award from the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation during IVECD’s eighth annual dinner on Jan. 25 at Cheval Farm, Imperial.
Timothy E. Kelley, IVEDC president and chief executive officer, said the district, its board of directors and staff were recognized for working closely with the corporation in the areas of industrial and commercial development and renewable energy.
“IID has been great,” Kelley said. “The board of directors has been very supportive. We’ve been able to work very closely with staff in the energy, water and environmental departments to get things done that will be great for the region.
“The IID truly is one of our key partners.”
Kelley identified the efforts of Carl Stills, who was recently named interim Energy Department manager, on helping the Imperial Valley benefit from renewable energy efforts, and Bruce Wilcox, environmental project manager, for recognizing the importance of a balanced approach in addressing environmental concerns in a proactive and sustainable manner and his cooperation with economic development.
IVEDC is a partnership of private enterprise and local government, united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the Imperial Valley economy. Investors include a host of public and private organizations that benefit from the growth of the regional economy.