(John Benson honored)…The Imperial Irrigation District Board approved a resolution honoring him.
John Benson passed away on March 14th. During a special ceremony Tuesday, the current IID Board approved the resolution and presented it to his family. John Benson had graduated from the University of California/Los Angeles School of Law, but he took over the family farm when his father passed. He became a very successful farmer for 50 years. During that time Served as the Imperial Irrigation District Division 4 Director for 8 years. He also served as a Brawley City Council member for 24 years. Current Division 4 IID Director is John Benson’s son Steve. The approved resolution says John’s contributions to agriculture, the City of Brawley and the Imperial Valley were too numerous to mention.