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Lott to leave Albany next summer

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's official, Albany City Manager Al Lott turned in a letter of resignation Wednesday. WALB News 10 told you Tuesday  that he would likely leave his job next year.

The letter he gave to the Mayor states he will depart July 30, 2011.  Lott, who's been city manager for five years says he wants to be closer to his family.

Here's the letter Lott gave to Mayor Willie Adams Wednesday:


July 21, 2010

Dear Mayor Adams,


The purpose of this letter is to inform you of my intentions regarding my tenure as manager of the City. I propose that July 30, 2011 shall be my last workday for the City of Albany. This would give me an opportunity to lead the city staff through the FY 2012 budget process and continue the city's lean spending practices through FY2011.

 One of the primary reasons that I sought the renewal of my employment contract in September of 2008 was to provide professional city management support to you during your second mayoral term. This proposal supports that reasoning.

 The primary reason for my decision to leave Albany involves the proximity to my immediate family.

 I promise that I will continue to be devoted to duties as City Manager through my last workday. Moreover, I will continue to follow the City's Charter, City Codes and adhere to details of my employment contract with the City.

I am proud of the staff's accomplishments over the last five years and the sterling reputation that Albany enjoys within the state as an efficient organization with sound fiscal management. 

Again, I am notifying you and the Board of Commissioners that I intend to resign my appointment as City Manager of the City of Albany, Georgia, effective July 30, 2011.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the Board of Commissioners and especially the citizens of Albany for the opportunity to lead these outstanding employees.



Alfred D. Lott

ICMA-Credentialed Manager,

Certified Public Manager,

Lt. Col. U. S. Army (Retired)

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