EL CENTRO – Imperial County Supervisor Jack Terrazas announced that he will run for a third term as District 2 Supervisor, which he currently represents.
Supervisor Terrazas, currently serving as Chairman of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, is proud of what has been accomplished by the County during his seven-year tenure on the Board. He has been a part of a team that has:
- Adopted budgets to maintain a fiscally sound county that has avoided layoffs while preserving a high quality of services for Imperial County residents.
- Improved the public bus transportation system, including purchasing 16 state-of-the-art, fuel efficient, air-conditioned buses to replace the aged fleet.
- Constructed a new, much needed community center in Heber through a combination of money savings and grants.
- Established an abundant renewable energy industry, leading to the creation of hundreds of quality construction jobs, while remaining true to the Valley’s rich agricultural heritage.
- Enhanced bi-national relationships with Baja California counterparts and government entities to improve child support establishment, collection, and distribution services.
In addition to the work that Supervisor Terrazas achieved with the board, he currently serves on the Imperial County Board of Retirement, Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) and Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The Imperial County Board of Retirement manages the Imperial County Employees’ Retirement System, which is the highest funded public retirement system in the state of California with a 90% asset to liability ratio. ICTC and SCAG are both transportation planning organizations. While serving on these two organizations, relations have improved with Caltrans, who is currently planning to invest $500 million in state highway improvements over the next two years, creating many construction jobs.
Although much has been accomplished, there is more to be done and Supervisor Terrazas wishes to continue to work on completing many positive goals the board has established in the county’s recently adopted strategic plan. Supervisor Terrazas plans to work diligently to continue to improve social service and mental health delivery systems, including the upcoming launch of a mobile social services unit to increase access for residents in the outlying areas of the county.
Supervisor Terrazas understands that to tackle regional issues, Imperial Valley communities need a leader with both knowledge and experience, as well as the strength to stand firm on the issues.
“With the experience gained from my years of public service on the El Centro City Council and the County Board of Supervisors, I feel I bring a collaborative attitude that works well with others and gets things done. I have earned a reputation for dedicated leadership that truly serves the best interests of our valley. I want to continue to bring my leadership and vision to serve our county,” Terrazas stated.
Supervisor Jack Terrazas currently serves Imperial County District 2, which encompasses the majority of the City of El Centro and the communities of Heber and Ocotillo.