Others will surely offer their thoughts on the notable accomplishments of these two folks, and so I prefer to spend a bit of time talking about them as people. Oddly, I can apply almost the same descriptors and adjectives to the two of them--with one pertinent exception, as you shall see.
Second, both are unfailingly polite, measured, and respectful in their communications and relationships with people of all persuasions and backgrounds.
Third, both are good humored, taking their work seriously but never taking themselves too seriously.
Fourth, both are devoted to their families, and their families are devoted to them.
Fifth, I am hard pressed to think of anyone in the community who doesn't respect them. They are truly admirable people.
The major difference? Well, let's just say that Jim doesn't have much of a Boston accent, whereas Mo, well . . . .
I join thousands in wishing them well for the next chapter of their lives.