Alissa Vander Veen, El Paso County deputy clerk and recorder, is bidding county government adieu to take a job in marketing with Challenger Homes.
Challenger is owned by 2011 mayoral candidate Brian Bahr.
"It was a great opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it," she says via e-mail. "Don’t worry I will still be around doing some political stuff."
Vander Veen sent this message to media outlets this morning:
I just wanted to let you all know that today is my last day as the Communication Manager for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, as I am leaving for a new job opportunity. Please direct all media inquiries and request to either Clerk Wayne Williams at WayneWilliams@elpasoco.com or 719-439-1870. If you are unable reach him please contact either Dave Rose, PIO for El Paso County at DaveRose@elpasoco.com, or 719-520-6540, or Jennifer Brown PIO for El Paso County Department of Human Services at JenniferBrown@elpasoco.com, or 719-444-5533.
I would like you to know that it has been a pleasure working with all of you and I look forward to crossing paths in the future. Thanks for everything!