In one week, voters will hit the polls to elect either Eric Genrich or Patrick Buckley as the city’s next mayor. Mayor Jim Schmitt has held the position for 16 years, and he doesn’t want to leave office without thanking the community first.
“This has been a great chapter in my life,” Schmitt said during his final Community Update on Local 5 This Morning. “The people gave me the opportunity to serve as mayor and people have been thanking me, and I want to thank them.”
Schmitt is hosting an open house on Monday from 3-6 p.m. at City Hall. Cake, ice cream and other snacks will be provided, along with a handful of items up for grabs that Schmitt has received over the years for making dozens of appearances at events all across the city (hats, coffee mugs, shirts, etc).
“I want to thank people for allowing me to serve as mayor of Green Bay, but at the same time they can stop by a leave with a little memento if they want,” Schmitt said.
Schmitt also talked about the bike ride-sharing program Lime leaving the city less than a year after they started strolling the streets, how the flood victims can receive assitance from the city if they need it, and his retirement party at the Hotel Northland on Friday (the celebration is invite only).