Imperial Irrigation District Division 4 Director Stella Mendoza began her one-year reign as board president Tuesday behind a small bouquet of red roses and baby's breath, wearing a faux jewel-encrusted crown and wagging a red star-tipped magic wand.
Division 3 Director Lloyd Allen is the board's new vice president.
Mendoza replaced Division 1 Director Andy Horne, who received a resolution thanking him for his efforts over the past year. Each director also said kind words to Horne for his leadership.
In other business, the board unanimously approved the public release on Jan. 18 of the draft state environmental impact report for the IID/San Diego water transfer.
The board was told the week delay is to change the draft in response to concerns expressed in a letter from the Coachella Valley Water District.