After seven terms as a Yellowknife city councillor, Bob Brooks enjoyed a last goodbye inside City Hall on Monday.
Brooks resigned in July, after almost two decades of service on council, to take up a position with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.
On Monday night, Mayor Mark Heyck presented Brooks with a selection of gifts to commemorate his time on council – most notably his own name board from his council seat.
July 2015: Councillor Bob Brooks resigns after 20 years to take GNWT post
Brooks, in a brief speech to councillors and a smattering of local residents, paid tribute to his wife, Lynn.
“It’s only because of her perseverance and all the extra jobs she did, while I was trying to do council, that I was able to do the job,” he said.
Appropriately, Brooks put considerable distance between himself and City Hall shortly after the presentation, making a swift getaway.
Monday’s meeting was city council’s last in its current form. Council will next meet on October 26, a week after the forthcoming municipal election on October 19.