Vos Caudill new clerk and recorder
Janice Vos Caudill will become the new Pitkin County clerk and recorder after having worked for the city of Aspen for the past seven years.Outgoing Clerk Silvia Davis announced her resignation earlier this summer, saying she wanted to spend more time with her mother, who is ill. Davis’ term in the elected position would have ended in January 2007, so the Pitkin County commissioners appointed Vos Caudill to the position. She will have to run for election at the beginning of 2007.”I think it will be a challenge, but I have people who have already offered to help me run my campaign,” Vos Caudill said. There are no term limits for the position.Vos Caudill was chosen from a pool of 19 applicants. She is currently business process manager for the city of Aspen and holds the administrative position of assistant to the city manager. She is close to completing her master’s in public administration at the University of Colorado.She said the position of clerk and recorder interested her because of her educational background. She has taken master’s coursework in education and human resources studies from Colorado State University and in human resources management from Marquette University in Wisconsin.Vos Caudill also holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Carthage College and an administrative assistant/secretarial associate’s degree from Gateway Technical College, both of which are in Wisconsin.”My strengths are process management and customer service, so I’ll be learning the processes and taking a look at how we can streamline them,” she said. “They have an excellent staff.”The Pitkin County clerk and recorder is responsible for overseeing operations including elections, motor vehicle registration, real estate transactions, liquor licenses, marriage licenses and record management for the board of county commissioners.She’ll begin work for Pitkin County on Oct. 6 but won’t be sworn into office until Nov. 15 after Davis has completed her last day. “There’s a lot to learn, and I’m fortunate that Silvia is dedicated enough and has the foresight to start cross-training someone before she leaves,” Vos Caudill said. “I compliment her for her dedication to the community, in making sure there’s a smooth transition.”Pitkin County Commissioner Mick Ireland said Vos Caudill was one of many qualified applicants.”She has a proven track record. We are confident she’ll operate the office of the county clerk with utmost professionalism,” he said in a prepared statement from the county.Naomi Havlen’s e-mail address is email@example.com
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