A new chapter in Griffith's political history will open on December 4, with John Dal Broi not among the people nominating for civic office.
Councillor Dal Broi has been fixture of Griffith politics for more than 40 years, and no doubt there will be people both sad and glad to see him depart.
In the last couple of years there's been plenty of speculation about if or when the mayor would make his exit from local government, with some people in the community thinking it's been about time.
Although as the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Some of the mayor's critics will see it as overdue but any complaints or criticisms they have are shown to be just noise since it's the mayor has controlled the timing of his decision, and his political future.
Those same critics would say there's no way Cr Dal Broi could be returned but it would be a mistake to underestimate the support out there for him.
Cr Dal Broi leaves behind a significant legacy as one of the people who've guided Griffith's growth into the regional capital of the MIA.
No doubt there will be many opinions on his legacy over the four decades he's served but many will also have an appreciation for the commitment that he has shown.
The most considered opinions will be held in the fullness of time and without the petty partisan politicking that's often a feature of local governments across the land.
There is one certainty about Cr Dal Broi's legacy however, it provides an opportunity for other forward residents to make their mark on our city through council.
There's nothing wrong with standing up and fighting for this city's best interests, it's something each of the 12 councillors elected have done by putting themselves forward for public scrutiny.
With this council's term extended for a further three months by the NSW Local Government Minister, people who have flirted with the idea of standing for election have extra time to make their own decision.
Those candidates who have already come forward also have an extra three months to make the case to voters that they should be around the table making decisions.
Cr Dal Broi has spent more than 40 years as a representative, and leader of his community.
However you measure that, it's an incredible investment of someone's time and effort into the place we live.
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