Alice Eppers departing Pearce local office

June 12, 2011 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:

Roswell is blessed to have such a devoted public servant as Alice Eppers. For her entire life—most of which was spent here in Chaves County—Alice has tirelessly served those around her in every way she could. The list of boards, committees, and leadership roles she has filled seems endless.

From her service with numerous Republican and conservative groups to her work with the newly formed Drug Endangered Children Coalition, Alice is always [auth] willing to lend a hand, fight for a cause, and work alongside her neighbors. Alice’s involvement with the U.S. Congress began in 1980, when Congressman Joe Skeen asked her to work in his Roswell office.

She continued working for Rep. Skeen for over twenty years—experience that made her an invaluable part of my own office. Her public service continued even through personal tragedy.

When her husband Bud passed away soon after being elected as a County Commissioner, Alice again answered the call to serve, and asked to be appointed to serve in his stead. She was later re-elected and served Chaves County as a Commissioner for over six years.

As Commissioner, Alice was well-known for her responsible financial management, and locals have even said that her work helped prepare Chaves County for these difficult economic times. She also oversaw the renovation of the Chaves County Courthouse, keeping this and other projects on schedule and within budget.

I know I speak for the countless lives she touched when I say: Alice, thank you for all that you have done. Even though you are retiring, I know that you will continue to help and serve wherever you see a need. But in Roswell’s Second Congressional District office, you will be truly missed.


Steve Pearce Member of Congress

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