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I join with so many Wilsonians in expressing sadness that A.P. Coleman is stepping down as a member of our city council (“Coleman cites health in council departure,” front page, Saturday).
Hopefully, Mr. Coleman can successfully address his health issues and enjoy his well-deserved retirement. The Times’ article enumerated a long list of accomplishments for which Mr. Coleman can be rightfully proud. It also highlighted something far more important — the manner in which he approached and carried out his duties.
Throughout his time on the council, Mr. Coleman proved himself to be totally professional, colloquial, humble and dedicated to the best interests of Wilson and all its residents. As he so elegantly said, “I hope the next person is someone that has my same philosophy, and that is to represent everyone. If you’re a citizen of Wilson and I’m on the council, I’m here to represent you.”
While we all can hope for the same, be assured there are simply no more A.P. Colemans.
Well done, A.P. You are a great man. Thank you for your exemplary service.
Steven J. Williams