Breaking: Mayor's Mouthpiece Resigns

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Only three months after replacing Lindy Eichenbaum-Lent -- the mayor's popular former press secretary who chose a reduced role as senior advisor to the mayor after coming back from maternity leave -- Marlena Fernández Berkowitz resigned her post. No word yet on who might replace her -- or who might want the job of upkeeping the mayor's image.

Here's the full text of the press release she sent out Wednesday, June 27 at 6:50 p.m.:

I wanted to let you all know that with great difficulty I have decided to resign from my post as Communications Director for Mayor Hickenlooper. I have the best communications job in Colorado, but my timing was off in accepting since my two children are still quite young, and the time commitment this role requires to do a great job is more than I can give.

This decision was a hard one to make because I have really enjoyed the role and working with all of you. I will be staying on until the end of July and I hope to close out my time with you in as a productive way as possible.

Thanks to everyone for all of your kindness and support.



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