A day after Watertown City Council announced she was losing her job, ousted City Manager Sharon Addison released a statement.
Addison, who has been in the role of city manager since 2012, wrote that she was "very proud" of the achievements accomplished in the last five-plus years.
Further, Addison thanked her staff who she claimed "taught me a tremendous amount about municipal operations" and she called Mayor Joe Butler Jr. a "great mentor."
Addison is expected to stay on until her contract expires at the end of June, giving lawmakers time to find her replacement.
Meanwhile, City Council's decision to move on from Addison "definitely signals a change," but it "falls short of any actual change." Those the words of Watertown Fire Department union president Dan Daugherty.
The union leader told 7 News he is hopeful city lawmakers "completely reverse course" in its approach to the three-year contract battle with firefighters.
The new-look council, in making the decision to not renew Addison's contract, indicated it wanted a different approach in how the city approached specific issues, with the fire department dispute likely being a key example.