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Silva to retire January 10th

(Interim replacement named)….It came in a staff memo.

The memo was issued by IID General manager Kevin Kelley. In the memo, Kelley names Chief Engineer Ismael Gomez as the interim Water Department Manager. Gomez will temporarily fill the vacancy being left by Jesse Silva. Silva will retire from the position on January 10th. Silva began his career with the Imperial Irrigation District in 1972. He worked his way up to Water Department Manager and then General Manager of the District before retiring. He was later brought back for a second term as Water department manager. Silva says he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Gomez says his priority will be  to make sure they can fulfill what is expected of the Water Department, including the system conservation program.