At its recent board meeting, El Dorado Irrigation District board members selected El Dorado Hills resident Harry Norris as president and Bill George as vice president for 2011. The new officers began their duties immediately.
Outgoing board President John Fraser thanked his fellow board members stating that he was “pleased to sit in this seat as board president and tackle, along with my fellow board members, a lot of sticky issues that arose this past year. And we prevailed, much to the relief of our bondholders.”
Fraser, who lives just west of Placerville and represents Division 2, has been a member of the board since 2001 and is in his third term. He also served as board president in 2005.
Norris, who served as vice president in 2010 and represents Division 5, thanked Fraser for his leadership.
“John did a good job during some very difficult times and we all appreciate that and his willingness to work hard for the district.
“We should also be thankful for having Jim Abercrombie, who is such a good general manager, and his team who work hard for the district and customers,” continued Norris. “Common sense is alive and well here at the district when it comes to Jim and the staff and I look forward to working with everyone in the next year.”
Norris, who represents El Dorado Hills, was first elected to the EID board in 2003 and is in his second term on the board. He also served as president in 2006. He was named “Citizen of the Year” in 1998 by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and served on the El Dorado County School Board from 1993 until 2003, when he joined the EID board. Norris also serves on the El Dorado County Local Area Formation Committee and the Marshall Medical Center Board of Directors.
Bill George, a resident of Swansboro, is serving his second term as EID’s Division 3 board member and served as president in 2007. George worked for more than 31 years with IBM and serves as vice chairman of the Regional Water Authority Board, alternate board member of the Association of California Water Agencies – Joint Powers Insurance Authority, board member of ACWA Region 3, and vice president of the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.