Faithful readers of this blog may have noticed a few recent posts about dining options in Jefferson City. This is not an accident, as I’ve been going through the interviewing process for a new job; one that I have now accepted: communications director for the Missouri Department of Social Services. The department handles TANF, food stamps, juvenile justice, foster care, child support enforcement and the state’s Medicaid program, MO HealthNet, among other programs. It’s going to be fun and challenging, but will necessarily leave far less time for blogging, lunchtime dining research, and so on. Still, I plan on keeping up with it, and will likely be able to post dispatches from destinations further afield as I familiarize myself with the department’s operations and facilities around the state.
It is not easy leaving the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center. It’s been a great place to work with innumerable success stories and daily inspiration. But leaving I am; I look forward to the challenge and appreciate your readership so far.