Monday night was the last council meeting of Mayor Brett Todd’s term of office, and he spent a portion of it commending the people he’s worked with over the years.
“I think we have tremendous staff, I think we’ve got a great organization overall,” he says. “We call it the ‘TOP’ team, the Town of Prescott team, and it really is a top team, it’s not just an acronym, it really does work. We’ve got people that operate at the height of professionalism, and ambitious, as well.”
Todd, who has been Prescott’s Mayor since 2010, didn’t run for re-election this year.
“I won’t offer any specific advice to the new council, it’s not my place, but the only thing I will leave those here with is this: you have to lead,” Todd says. “Don’t settle for rubber-stamping staff recommendations, don’t just accept what staff brings to the council table. They’re great people, they’re experts, and they have the town’s best interests in mind, all the time, but you’re elected to lead, and you need to do that.”
Todd’s seat will be filled by current council member Gauri Shankar. His first term as Mayor begins on November 15th.