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Imperial City Council Appoints Robert Amparano as New Mayor


The Imperial City Council held its annual reorganization where they elected Robert Amparano as the new Mayor and celebrated the accomplishments of Katie Burnworth during her year leading the city. 

As the new year begins, Amparano said to be honored to be elected as Mayor and looks forward to moving the city forward and making sure residents get the services they need. 

“We need to make sure we continue our road improvements, that our parks are kept, and keep our growth the way it is,” Amparano said. 

Amparano was elected to the Imperial City Council in November 2016 and was re-elected in 2020 and is a proud resident of the City of Imperial. 

He attended Imperial Valley College in 1991 with a major in Criminal Justice. In 1992, he became an Emergency Medical Technician for Gold Cross Ambulance Service, and in 1993 became a Reserve Firefighter/ EMT for the Imperial County Fire Department. In 1996, Amparano attended the California Department of Corrections Academy and was assigned to Centinela State Prison as a Correctional Officer. In 2005, he was hired by Imperial Irrigation District as a Zanjero and approximately a year later he lateraled to Regulatory and Emergency Services. He is currently an Emergency Services Coordinator II for the Imperial Irrigation District and has been vital to Imperial Irrigation District, the County of Imperial, and the City of Imperial in his role of Emergency Management.

In 2019, Amparano was unanimously voted in as Mayor of the City of Imperial. In his tenure as Mayor, Amparano was able to secure funding for the City of Imperial. These grants included funding for parks through the Department of Interior, police funding through the Department of Justice, and beautification funding through the Department of Transportation. 

He is focused on improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods by protecting our parks, revitalizing and beautifying the Highway 86 corridor, developing a business-friendly community, and bringing more commerce to the City of Imperial.

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