Outgoing City Administrator Neil Albert will receive a 3 1/2 hour "farewell salute" at the Harman Center for the Arts Wednesday night. That's more than two hours for every year he held the job.

The event is being hosted by "Friends of Neil Albert," (we're working on something more specific, but that's what we have for now). There's expected to be a crowd of 200, inlcuding Mayor Vince Gray, said Gray spokeswoman Linda Wharton-Boyd. The salute is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Albert replaced Dan Tangherlini as Mayor Adrian Fenty's city administrator in June 2009, when Tangherlini was plucked by the Obama administation to be assistant U.S. tresurey secretary.