Doña Ana County Chairwoman Karen Perez resigns

Doña Ana County Chairwoman Karen Perez resigns
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 4:29pm

Doña Ana County Commission Chairwoman Karen G. Perez has announced her resignation to accept a job in El Paso.

Perez spoke yesterday with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who will name a replacement.

She said the governor was extremely gracious and understanding.

Commission Vice Chair Billy G. Garrett will take over the charmanship of the board on Friday, when Perez's resignation is final.

Gov. Martinez has not indicated a timetable for naming a replacement to serve out the 17 months remaining in Perez’s term.

Perez, a licensed civil engineer, will take a job in the El Paso office of the firm of Arcadis Malcolm Pierney.

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