Waterbury, Conn./WTIC Radio - Longtime Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary announced today he will not seek reelection to another term.
O'Leary made the announcement during his annual State of the City address before the Waterbury Regional Chamber.
First elected in 2011, O'Leary previously served the city as chief of police prior to being elected mayor.
Among other things, O'Leary helped found the Waterbury Police Activities League and was a commissioner on the Board of Education, all part of over 40 years in service to the city.
In a statement, Governor Lamont said “Neil O’Leary is a true example of what it means to dedicate oneself to public service, following his nearly 30-year career as a Waterbury police officer and 12 years as the city’s top official. His leadership has truly had a positive impact on the city’s schools, its housing, and its public safety, and it has been an honor for me to collaborate with him on these issues over the last several years. He’s a good friend, and I wish him and his family the best in their next endeavors.”