LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) It's the last day on the job for Mayor Matt Harter.
He says he's grateful for the opportunity to serve the city and humbled by the experience. Mayor Harter says he hopes people will remember him as a mayor who worked hard to represent the people who live in La Crosse.
Harter says he will miss the job, but he's also looking forward to the next chapter in his life. That will include work in the private sector, but Harter won't say specifically what he plans to do. He does say another run at public service in the future is not out of the question.
Harter says he's most proud of "holding the line" on property taxes, but he's a bit disappointed that a number of pieces of property in the city were not developed during his tenure.
He says he thought about whether he would run for another term everyday. Ultimately, he decided he could contribute to the city in another way for the time being. Again, the outgoing mayor is not saying what he will do next.
His advice for incoming Mayor Tim Kabat - listen to the people who voted you into office and you won't go wrong.
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