There has been speculation Green will seek the Conservative nomination for the federal riding of Cariboo-Prince George. MP Dick Harris has held the riding and its predecessor since 1993.
"I made no announcment that I'm not so I guess so," he replied.
Green says she won't comment on whether she'd be willing to run against Harris.
"Mr. Harris will certainly make his intentions known when he's ready to do so," says Green. "I think he's served our community for over 20 years and he certainly deserves much thanks and gratitude for the incredible time he has put in to the nation and the region. When he chooses to say something different, we'll look forward to what that might be."
"Tough decisions needed to be made"
When asked about her legacy, Green cited crime reduction, maintaining costs at city hall, and funding infrastructure.
"To be honest I really think I have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, which is not easy to do," she says. "Some tough decisions needed to be made, and I let the community know when I stood for mayor that I was prepared to make difficult and tough decisions and I think that this council has done a lot of work in a short period of time."
"At the time that was the decision that we needed to make," Green says.
Not enough women running for city hall
Shari Green is currently the only woman elected to municipal government in Prince George, something she hopes will change during the next election.
"First and foremost I think the voter has to choose the best person for the job.... I want the best person in each and every seat," she says. "But what really is telling is that there is not enough women who are running, clearly, and for whatever reason the voter is looking in another direction.
"When I first arrived at council six years ago there had been three women, when i was elected there was two, and when I became mayor there was one.
"I think that depending who the women are who put their names forward... whoever they are they've got to work hard."
No endorsements planned
Green says she's willing to give advice to possible successors but isn't planning any endorsements.
"I don't think you'll see me putting my name behind any candidate," she says. "I'd like to sit back and just kinda watch and see what the community wants to do moving forward."
- The text of Green's announcement can be found below: