As reported last week, John Cook resigned from the Idyllwild Water District Board of Directors. He has served eight years.

The new board has notified the Riverside County Register of Voters and requested applicants for the vacancy to submit a letter of interest and a résumé describing their qualifications to the board by Dec. 30. An appointment will be made in January.

Cook was appointed to the board in November 2008. He was elected to his first full four-year term in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. His term expires in December 2017, and he would have been up for re-election this coming August.

With his resignation, the IWD board is again at fewer than five members. Since the end of November 2015, there has been a 100 percent turnover in the board. 

In December 2015, directors Steve Kunkle and June Rockwell replaced Dean Lattin and Warren Monroe, whom they defeated in the August 2015 election.

In September 2016, directors Jim Billman and Mike Freitas resigned, without explanation, concurrently with former General Manager Tom Lynch.