Alissa Vander Veen has been promoted to chief deputy at the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. She’ll perform the functions of Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams, in his absence.
She replaces John Gardner, director of operations and chief deputy, who is moving to southern California. Vander Veen also will keep the duties of the job she’s had since the beginning of the year, special project manager. In that role, she handles public relations, media communications, legislative issues, and special events and projects.
Vander Veen worked in the clerk and recorder’s election department from 2005 to 2009, and oversaw early voting, campaign finance, election judge recruitment, retention and training.
She also has worked on numerous campaigns, including Williams’ run for public office and El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn’s race, along with Pete Coors for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressman Joel Hefley and Kyle Fisk for House District 18.