The spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department said Friday he is leaving city government to move to D.C. because his wife has accepted a new job.
"It is a bittersweet moment for us," said Ian Brennan, who was previously a press secretary for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "I am proud of my wife for taking this step forward in her career, but it is sad to leave the city we love -- the city where our children were born."
In addition to working for Rawlings-Blake, Brennan also served as a spokesman for Mayor Sheila Dixon. He was also in the administrations of three New Jersey Governors, James E. McGreevey, Richard J. Codey and John S. Corzine. He also worked for Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
"I am grateful to Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Ford for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of Baltimore for all these years," Brennan said. "Furthermore, I want to thank the members of the Fire Department for helping me tell their story of public service and sacrifice for the last year and a half."
Brennan is a graduate of St. Johns College in Annapolis.