Lloyd Allen was elected chairman of the Colorado River Board of California yesterday at the regular meeting of the board in Monterey.
Allen serves as the Imperial Irrigation District representative on the CRB, appointed by then Gov. Pete Wilson. Allen has served for 14 years on the board.
Allen follows Virgil Jones as chairman. Jones died in April. The board passed a resolution recognizing Jones' service to the board and all the water interests of California. The resolution will be presented to his widow.
"The chairman has many responsibilities in addition to conducting the regular meetings," said Jerry Zimmerman, executive director of the CRB. "The chairman is California's representative at meetings of the Colorado River basin states."