ALAMOSA– With a jovial laugh, Alamosa County Clerk Melanie Woodward told county commissioners “take this job and shove it” while announcing her resignation Wednesday effective Nov. 30.
Normally a woman of few words, Woodward said she thought carefully about a tongue and cheek, creative way to announce her resignation after 19 years at the post. Having worked a total of 22 years in the clerk’s office, Woodward was originally appointed to the position with the resignation of then clerk Holly Lowder.
Woodward said she loved her years at the post and thanked her staff for always being there for county residents. She said the loss of her husband a year ago made her realize how short life is and she wants to spend more time with her children and grandchildren, and help son Kyle with the family business, Woody’s Q Shack.
Each of the commissioners thanked Woodward for her commitment to the office and for “always being fair” with people.
Based on state statutes, the county commissioners will name a replacement at a later date.
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