Photo: newly elected Helix board president Kathleen Hedberg thanks outgoing president Joel Scalzittti, who will remain on the board.

Helix Water District’s board of directors elected its board officers for 2018 at the December 6, 2017 board meeting. The board unanimously elected Kathleen Hedberg as board president and Dan McMillan as board vice president. Both will serve one year in their positions.

Hedberg was first elected to Helix’s board in 2006 and represents Helix’s division 4 customers, which includes a portion of Mt Helix, Spring Valley and La Mesa south of Interstate 8. McMillan was appointed by the board in January 2017 to fill the vacant division 1 board seat. Division 1 includes areas north of the I-8 freeway in El Cajon, including the Fletcher Hills and Bostonia neighborhoods.

The board, led by Hedberg, thanked outgoing president Joel Scalzitti for his commitment to customers and leadership over the past year.