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IID General Manager gets an Assistant

(Imperial Irrigation District hires an Assistant General Manager)….. She is no stranger to the IID.

It was announced Friday morning that Kris Fontaine had been hired as the Assistant to General Manager Kevin Kelley. Fontaine is a former Chief Financial Officer for the District. She will start her new job on January 21. Fontaine will assist the General Manager’s office by aiding in planning, directing and controlling water, power and staff operations, assisting in coordinating the efficient and effective use of equipment, facilities, finances and personnel and assisting in negotiating and coordinating outside services. Kelley says her focus will be on the organization itself and her charge will be to identify and implement improvement practices that better serve the district’s core business functions. He said it is a role that he feels Fontaine is uniquely well-suited to fill. Fontaine’s selection came after a months-long recruitment effort that produced a large and diverse field of qualified candidates for the position. She had worked 29 years with the IID before retiring in 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer.