Albany says farewell to city manager -, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany says farewell to city manager

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January 11, 2005

Albany- Albany firemen made sure former city manager Janice Allen Jackson's send off would be one she wouldn't forget. They carried her into her farewell celebration on a ladder they carried on their shoulders.

"I jotted a few notes and it's sort of a way to keep myself from crying, but it still may not work. I think I'll wind up shedding a few tears," Jackson says.

Jackson was able to keep her composure during most of the celebration, but broke down when she was serenaded by members of her sorority.

Mayor Willie Adams thanked the former city manager for being there whenever he needed her and presented her with the key to the city.

"Now this key means you can come back any time you want to," Adams says.

In addition to being honored by those Jackson worked with on a daily basis, Congressman Sanford Bishop presented her with a special award.

"Janice is just a hard worker. It's been a joy to work with her. She's been a good partner in bringing and managing resources for the city of Albany. We'll miss her greatly," Bishop says.

Even after coming under fire during the last few months for her management of city resources and funding, Jackson says her 12 years in Albany have been a great experience. Her tears are a mix of sadness and excitement to begin her new job.

"Charlotte's the largest city in North Carolina and the 25th largest metro area in the country," Jackson says. "I'm just really looking forward to the new professional challenges and opportunities that this will present."

Jackson will start her new job as general manager under the county administrator in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on February 2nd. She says she's already familiar with the area because she interned there during grad school.

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