Deputy County Executive Officer, Natural Resources Development, County of Imperial
Andy Horne was born and raised in the Imperial Valley, attended local schools, then received a B.A. in History from the University of California at Riverside. After completing his education, he returned to El Centro and worked for over 25 years in the real estate business with his father’s firm.
In 1998, Horne was elected to the Board of Directors of the Imperial Irrigation District, a water and energy utility. He served at IID for eight years including two years as board president.
In June, 2007, Horne began work with the County of Imperial in the field of Natural Resources Development. In that capacity, Horne works on facilitating the development of renewable energy projects seeking to locate within the County.
Horne has also served as Chair of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation and also as president of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce, the El Centro Rotary Club, the Imperial Valley Board of Realtors, the McCabe Union School District Board of Trustees, Co-Chair of the Imperial County Centennial Celebration Committee.
He lives in rural El Centro with his wife Alexa, a kindergarten teacher, has three grown children and two grandchildren.