(IID Board to discuss two communications consultants)…..The Directors will discuss approving an agreement with the two.
The consultants are part of a 2013 program of work adopted by the Board earlier this year. General manager Kevin Kelley announced at the last Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting that he had discussed contracting with two communications consultants. If the contracts are approved, the consultants would join the team working on Quantification Settlement Agreement issues, the Salton Sea in particular. The consultants would then assist the IID in educating the media. APCO Worldwide, Incorporated, would work with media in affected communities in the Imperial Valley and outside the County, as well as major stakeholders and government officials. Diversity Consulting would focus on the Imperial and Coachella Valleys. The agreements being considered would be for six months. Under the proposal, APCO would be offered at contract not to exceed $250,000. The Diversity contract would not exceed $60,000. The IID Board will discuss the proposal in open session at the Tuesday afternoon meeting. That meeting will be held in Condut Auditorium on Broadway in El Centro.