Wilson released a statement on Dec. 11 in which she once again publicly apologized for the emails. Through the statement, Wilson also said the emails "created an unfortunate distraction from the important work of the city and a regrettable conflict in relationships with ... some members of council."
The city manager said she's committed to rebuilding those damaged relationships. City officials said Wilson would not comment on the evaluation any further and let her Dec. 11 statement stand as her response to it.
Cook had asked that Wilson's evaluation be moved up before the end of the year because of emails from Wilson that became public that some interpreted as mean-spirited.
In one email she called ballpark opponents "crazies" and in a separate email she referred to city representatives Carl Robinson and Ann Morgan Lilly as having the beginnings of dementia. "That was a very significant issue. I think Ms. Wilson has apologized numerous times and the council expressed their opinions on the emails but right now it's time to move on."
Robinson said he felt the evaluation was appropriate but wished council had taken more action.
"I indicated to Ms. Wilson that I was disappointed and that the abundance of emails need to be addressed specifically and publicly," Robinson at the Dec. 11 City Council meeting. "Depending on who may read those emails, some of them could be considered slanderous so I feel that there needs to be an action plan to address those not only today but in the future."
Wilson, through her statement, said she learned "all citizens are entitled to be heard and treated with respect, as are elected officials regardless of their respective positions on issues. Processes and relationships are equally as important as results."