Stephen Benson honored as outgoing IID director

Outgoing IID director Stephen Benson honored at spacial meeting

EL CENTRO — The Imperial Irrigation District board of directors honored outgoing IID director Stephen Benson at a special meeting on Friday, December 9, in the Condit Auditorium.

Benson did not run for re-election of his Division 4 seat in the November election.

Each director spoke of Benson’s work on the board and how he helped the IID move forward in many situations.

“It has been a privilege to serve the Imperial Valley,” said Benson. “I wanted to make sure we were headed in the right direction. If you need me for anything, I will be in Brawley farming.”

Erik Ortega won the Division 4 seat and Bruce Kuhn was re-elected for the Division 2 seat.

Imperial County Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Ruth Bermudez Montenegro administered the oath of office to the directors.

Stephen Benson and Imperial County supervisor Ryan Kelley
Hon. Ruth Bermudez Montenegro administers oath of office to Erik Ortega and Bruce Kuhn