In his last meeting, Ward 2 city councilman Donald Wilson served notice.
“I’ll be back,” he promised.
Wilson’s term expires Dec. 31 following a two-vote loss in the November election to Darren Owensby. It ends — for now — a 28.5-year tenure on the city council.
“You get it in your blood and you can’t get rid of it,” said Wilson of public service. He said his return “maybe in two years, maybe in four, maybe one of your jobs.” He also suggested a run at some countywide position is not out of the question.
Wilson expressed appreciation for his fellow councilmen.
“I’ve enjoyed working with y’all. You’ve been a good mayor and council,” he said.
“We’ve enjoyed working with you too,” Mayor Charles L. Hardy Jr. countered.