The city bid farewell to Interim Councilwomen Glenda Starr and Ellen Hill, as well as, Council Chairman Jay Marx.
"It was all about how I was going to repay this community," says Marx looking back on why he ran for the council the first time.
He describes his final moments on the Monroe City Council as bittersweet.
"I've enjoyed virtually every moment of it. The relationship I've had with my colleagues. The relationship I've had with the mayor and how we've resolved issues. This is so important," says Marx.
A Monroe native, after eight-and-a-half years serving, he also calls City Hall his home.
"Born and raised in Monroe. Love Monroe. Indebted to Monroe. I will surface somewhere doing something for this community," he says.
And as the new members prepare to move forward, Marx offers this advice.
"It takes team work on the council and it takes teamwork with the mayor. Sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you don't. You have to figure out what is worth fighting over and what isn't worth fighting over."
The city will commission the new city council members December 18th. The next meeting is December 27.