Citizens, family and friends gathered at city hall on Monday night to honor city manager Steve Horton as he attended his last council meeting as city manager.
Former Mayor Kim Carter read through Horton's accomplishments and his years of service with the city.
"I'm here as a citizen and former co-worker to offer my thanks for a job well done," Carter said. "He's been the voice of experience and illuminating light for the city of Covington."
After heart felt words were shared by Carter, the council chambers were filled with a round of applause from the audience for Horton.
"I appreciate everything that was done and said about me tonight. When I started working for the city 35 years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be where I am at today," Horton said.
Horton will retire on Dec. 21.
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