The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously elected Division 4 Director Stella Mendoza to be its next president.
Mendoza's term will run for the calendar year 2002.
"It's an exciting time to be president of the board," she said. "I look forward to the challenges and responsibilities that come with it."
Mendoza's election makes her the first woman to be president, as well as the first woman to be a director.
When asked in what direction she would like to take the district, Mendoza said she is but one vote out of five.
"I look forward to working with my fellow board members and running efficient meetings," she said.
Mendoza has long commented that board meetings last too long, and after her election, she was teased for constantly urging the board to vote on the issue at hand.