Caption: City Councilwoman Adrian Bonser, left, receives a resolution from Mayor Mike Davis.

Dunwoody City Councilwoman Adrian Bonser departed the council Dec. 9 with a resolution honoring her tenure on council and a promise she will be repaid $1,777 in legal fees she incurred fighting ethics charges she claimed were politically motivated and that eventually were dismissed as frivolous.

“My husband asked me if I’ll miss this,” Bonser said. “No. I’m getting my life back.”

But Bonser, elected in 2008 as a member of the city’s first governing body, said in an emotional farewell that “I’ve had some of the most wonderful life experiences since becoming a council member.”

Council members publicly wished her a fond farewell. “Congratulations,” Councilman Denny Shortal said. “And the big thing – go enjoy your life.”