In his last city council meeting, the outgoing mayor gave his kudos to his colleagues for their work over the past eight years.
Keith Hobbs says council, city administration, and the city’s workers deserve recognition for handling issues like the 2012 flood.
“I think we’ve moved the yardsticks,” Hobbs admits, pointing out the City Manager gave the city a grade of A earlier in the evening, for meeting many of the goals of its four-year Corporate Strategic Plan. “It may be a bit biased, but I totally agree with it, and it’s because each and every one of you have committed yourself to serve the citizens of Thunder Bay.”
Hobbs added he’s proud of what council achieved during its term, including the city’s relationship with Fort William First Nation.
He reflected on his eight years in the job, saying politics can be thankless and take away from family time.
Hobbs acknowledged the outgoing councilors, adding he wishes the new mayor and mouncil the best of luck.