I want to thank the voters of this great City for twice choosing me to be Mayor.
I want to thank all the members of our voluntary boards and agencies for your unsung, but invaluable work. You have served your community “in the trenches” and have performed essential roles in shaping Englewood’s present and future character.
I want to thank the City Manager, our Finance Director, all our department heads and the hundreds of other city employees with whom I have worked. You have shown a great ability to adapt to new management approaches and demands; you have designed effective solutions to confounding and complicated problems; and you have demonstrated an extraordinary concern for Englewood’s wellbeing, progress and reputation.
I want to thank all the other elected Englewood officials, especially the five City Council Presidents, with whom I will have served during these six years. I know how much you love Englewood and how much you want this community to succeed.
I want to thank the members of the Englewood Democratic Municipal Committee for their confidence and support during my ten years of political involvement in Englewood. Without you I would never have had the privilege of seeking public office as a Democrat in Englewood or getting to know and appreciate a bunch of truly dedicated and loyal Englewoodians.
Finally, I want to thank my family, friends, my law office manager and staff, and especially my wife, Jeanne, for all your support and encouragement.
As I spend the next years happily at work in my law practice here, I will have many wonderful memories of my six years of service to the people of Englewood.
I hope I have left a legacy of integrity, accomplishment, and responsiveness.
I know that I have given my job as Mayor my fullest attention and that I have truly cared and struggled deeply to effect Englewood in only the most positive and beneficial ways.
I look forward to a productive final year in office and to getting ready for what will be a new chapter in Englewood’s life – and in my own.
Steven R. Rothman
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