ALBANY – Mayor Jerry Jennings is retiring next week after 20 years as Albany’s mayor. On Friday, he attended his final ribbon cutting, which took place at McGeary’s Irish Pub.
Friends and patrons gathered outside the pub late Friday afternoon for the final ceremony. While the mayor has done hundreds of ceremonies throughout the years, this one was extra special.
The mayor has saved a piece of ribbon from each of the hundreds of ribbon cuttings he has done throughout the years. Now, he has to figure out what to do with all of them.
“I have envelopes full of them. They’re not dated by year in the envelopes. They’ve got to be sorted out…I’m going to probably take some time…see what’s still here, what isn’t still here. It’s going to be interesting. I have a lot of time to do that though,” says Mayor Jennings.